Stingray Point

Stingray Point (HMHN7)

Location: Deltaville, VA 23043 Middlesex County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 33.267', W 76° 20.418'

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Capt. John Smith led two exploratory voyages in Chesapeake Bay during the summer of 1608. His boat ran aground at the mouth of the Rappahannock River three miles east, on 17 July. While awaiting high tide to float the vessel, he and his men impaled fish with their swords and Smith speared a cow-nose ray that sank its tail spine into his wrist as he tried to remove it. The toxin swelled Smith's arm, shoulder and chest but surgeon Walter Russell applied soothing oil and by evening Smith was well enough to eat the ray for supper. He named the place Stingray Point.
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HM NumberHMHN7
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Marker NumberN 76
Year Placed2007
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 381614 N 4157226
Decimal Degrees37.55445000, -76.34030000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 33.267', W 76° 20.418'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 33' 16.02" N, 76° 20' 25.08" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17121-17249 General Puller Hwy, Deltaville VA 23043, US
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