Maritime Monday - Rockville Cemetery, Lynbrook

The Mariners Burying Ground at Rockville Cemetery, Lynbrook, Long Island, New York. Photo taken July 16, 2009. The sign reads: "The Mariners Burying Ground - 215 persons, mostly Irish and English immigrants, drowned when the American ships Bristol and Mexico were wrecked in the winter storms of 1836-37 off the South Shore of LI. 139 bodies were recovered. They are buried near this obelisk. 67 members of the Pearsall family are buried in the Sandhole Cemetery. Nearby is the grave Wright Pearsall, namesake of Pearsall's Corners, Lynbrook's former name. Lynbrook Historical Society 1990."