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Captain Joshua Slocum Memorial, Garrison Lot (Memorials)

FAIRHAVEN MEMORIALS       
CAPTAIN JOSHUA SLOCUM MEMORIAL
Location:  COOKE MEMORIAL PARK, Pilgrim Avenue, Oxford Village, (area sometimes know later as Poverty Point Area), Fairhaven, MA
IN HONOR OF
CAPTAIN JOSHUA SLOCUM
THE FIRST MAN TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD ALONE
1895 *SLOOP SPRAY 37 FEET 9 TONS * 1898
THE SPRAY WAS LAUNCHED NEAR THIS SITE AND RETURNED
HERE AFTER HER VOYAGE
THIS PLAQUE GIVEN BY THE CITIZENS OF FAIRHAVEN 1958
TO HONOR
THE CENTENNIAL OF
CAPTAIN JOSHUA
SLOCUM’S VOYAGE
APRIL 24, 1995 – JUNE 27, 1998
THE CAPTAIN JOSHUA SLOCUM CENTENNIAL COMMITTEE
GARRISON LOT
North side of Howland Street near the foot of Garrrison Street, North Fairhaven
THIS BOLDER
MARKS THE  SPOT WHERE  BARRACKS
WERE  PLACED FOR THE PURPOSE OF
PROTECTING THE EARLY INHABITANTS
DURING THE INDIAN WARS
THESE BARRACKS WERE ERECTED BY
JOHN COOKE
THE LAST SURVIVING PILGRIM OF THOSE
WHO CAME OVER IN THE MAYFLOWER
AND THE FIRST WHITE MAN TO SETTLE
IN THIS TOWN