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National Historic Site Plaque, Captain Archer Small Plaque (Memorials)

FAIRHAVEN MEMORIALS                                     

LOCATION: FORT PHOENIX HISTORIC PARK, FAIRHAVEN, MA

FORT PHOENIX

A NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
1775 FIRST NAVAL ENCOUNTER OF AMERICAN REV
1778 CAPTURED AND DESTROYED BY THE  BRITISH
1812 REPELLED   BRITISH   ATTEMPT   TO  CAPTURE
1861 MANNED  BY  FEDERAL  TROOPS  IN  DEFENSE
OF THIS HARBOR
THIS PLAQUE ERECTED BY THE FAIRHAVEN
HISTORIC COMMISSION MAY 1973

Location: Fort Phoenix

IN HONOR
OF
CAPTAIN  ARCHER  A. SMALL.  VALIANT  KEEPER  OF
PALMER’S ISLAND LIGHT, AND WIFE MABEL WHO GAVE HER LIFE IN HIS BEHALF DURING THE 1938 HURRICANE.

“WE BRAVE WHAT WE MUST IN THE HOUR OF COURAGE”

DEDICATED ON THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR
OUTSTANDING ACTS OF DEVOTION, SEPTEMBER 21, 1988