Greenwich Tea Burning Monument
— Maritime History —In the winter of 1774, the American colonies were struggling to define their future relationship with Great Britain. The British tax on tea had sparked the 1773 Boston Tea Party. The harsh response, to close the port of Boston, lead to the First Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia. Congress's non-importation, non-exportation agreement asked colonists not to buy or sell goods from the mother country as a way of putting economic pressure on England. Not far from this spot, in the dark of night on December 22, 1774, some residents of Cumberland County demonstrated their agreement with this recommendation by burning a cargo of British tea.
|Placed By||National Park Service, State of New Jersey Division of Parks and History|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 2:51pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 470863 N 4359926|
|Decimal Degrees||39.38833333, -75.33833333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 23.3', W 75° 20.3'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 23' 18.00" N, 75° 20' 18.00" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3 Market Ln, Greenwich NJ 08323, US|
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