Boxer and Enterprise

Boxer and Enterprise (tmp-95e10)

Location: Portland, ME 04101 Cumberland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 39.9', W 70° 14.383'

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On September 5, 1813 off Monhegan Island on the coast of Maine, The American brig "Enterprise" commanded by 28 year old Lt. William Burrows engaged in battle with the British brig "Boxer" commanded by 29 year old Captain Samuel Blythe. Both ships fired broadsides at each other at close range before the badly damaged Boxer surrendered. Capt. Smyth was killed instantly and Lt. Burrows died from injuries during the encounter. Both men were buried with honors side by side in Portland's Eastern Cemetery.
HM Numbertmp-95e10
Placed ByJordan's Meats
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 4:59pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 400048 N 4835412
Decimal Degrees43.66500000, -70.23971667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 39.9', W 70° 14.383'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 39' 54" N, 70° 14' 22.98" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Eastern Promenade Trail, Portland ME 04101, US
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