New Isles of Shoals Marker

New Isles of Shoals Marker (HM215A)

Location: Rye, NH 03870 Rockingham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 0.083', W 70° 44.604'

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Origins of New England
John Smith's map and widely read book "A Description of New England" detailed the region's teeming fishing banks, abundant game, clean rivers, vast forests and native people. The book had a major influence in the subsequent wave of English migration to these shores. The map guided the Pilgrims to "Plimouth" in 1620 and led John Winthrop to the "River Charles" and the founding of Boston in 1630.
New Hampshire Granite
Swenson Granite Works
John Smith
John Smith (1580-1631) In 1614 Captain John Smith, who seven years earlier was a founder of the Jamestown settlement returned to America and explored and marked the local coastline from Penobscot Bay to Cape Cod. He was the first European voyager from England to map the Isles of Shoals, which he named "Smith's Isles" While that name did not endure, with the consent of King James, I. "Admiral" Smith named this region "New England"
Dedicated August 14, 2014
Map from Capt. John Smith's 1614 Expedition
Compass Rose from John Smith's map
1614 below
Isles of Shoals
Six miles from this point lie the Isles of Shoals. Possibly named for the bountiful "schools" of fish surrounding them. The nine
islands were home to a prosperous fishing community for over 150 years. On Star Island, two other obelisks were erected on anniversaries of the 1614 voyage. In 1864 a monument was built to honor Capt. John Smith, and in 1914 a 46.5 foot monument was dedicated to Reverend John Tucker
HM NumberHM215A
Year Placed2014
Placed BySwenson Granite Works
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 28th, 2017 at 7:04am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 357899 N 4762443
Decimal Degrees43.00138333, -70.74340000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 0.083', W 70° 44.604'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 0' 4.98" N, 70° 44' 36.24" W
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Area Code(s)603
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1730 Ocean Blvd, Rye NH 03870, US
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