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John Paul Jones

 
 
John Paul Jones Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
1. John Paul Jones Marker
Inscription.
In honor of
John Paul Jones
Father of the U.S. Navy
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This flagpole has been refabricated
from the mast of the U.S.S. Daniel No. 335,
by Lt. Alton Douglass and the crew of
U.S.S. Seattle A.O.E. 3, and installed
on this site with the generous
assistance of interested contractors.
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Memorial Committee
Edward W. Evans, President
Arthur J. O’Brien, Vice President
Jean Gray Barry, Treasurer
Honorable Angelo J. Arcuilo
City Council Minority Leader
Charles J. Henry, Engineer
Erected October 27, 1980

 
Erected 1980.
 
Location. 40° 36.679′ N, 74° 2.037′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on 101st Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in John Paul Jones Park, under the Verranzo Narrows Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11209, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dover Patrol (within shouting distance of this marker); First Resistance to British Arms in NY (within shouting distance of this marker); 13-inch Seacoast Mortar, Pattern 1861
Brooklyn Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
2. Brooklyn Marker
(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); On July 4, 1776 (about 700 feet away); M1857 12 Pounder Napoleon (about 700 feet away); Spanish 24-Pounder (about 700 feet away); The Battle of Brooklyn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Denyse’s Ferry – Gravesend Bay (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Paul Jones, Naval Hero. A brief biography and overview of John Paul Jones' naval adventures. (Submitted on May 23, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Captain John Paul Jones. Biographies in Naval History website. (Submitted on May 23, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. John Paul Jones Park. New York City Department of Parks & Recreation website. (Submitted on May 23, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Markers in John Paul Jones Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
3. Markers in John Paul Jones Park
The John Paul Jones marker is at the base of the flagpole seen here. The obelisk in the background honors the American Naval Forces in Europe during World War I.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 870 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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