Garrison Cove Marker on Black Point Road in Scarborough
Contributed by Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
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This historical marker is one of a series of markers depicting Black Point history. This is located across from 534 Black Point Road, Scarborough. "The stone marks the area where the first Scarborough garrison was built. Joshua Scottow, who owned a great deal of the town, built the fortification to defend his interests. In October 1676 while Scottow was in Boston, Mogg Heigon and other Indians took the fort without firing a shot. The fort was ransacked but not destroyed. Scottow and the other townspeople returned, and the following May, Mogg again besieged the fort. One of the garrisoned men was captured and tortured; three others were shot and killed. On May 16 Mogg met his end, shot by Lieutenant Tippen of Boston. The siege was broken."
The above quotation was taken from the book "Scarborough at 350: Linking the Past to the Present" edited by Susan Dudley Gold. This marker stone was laid in 1931.
- Title: Garrison Cove Marker on Black Point Road in Scarborough
- Subject Date: 1676
- Local Name: Black Point
- Town: Scarborough
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 7.62 cm x 12.7 cm
- Local Code: 89.9.1854
- Collection: Historical Markers
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:
Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
PO Box 156, Scarborough, ME 04070-0156
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LC Subject Headings
King Philip's War, 1675-1676--Campaigns
Scottow, Joshua, 1618-1698
Maine--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Forts & fortifications--Maine--Scarborough
Indians of North America--Maine
Heigon, Mogg, d. 1677
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