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West Haven in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Lone Sailor

 
 
The Lone Sailor image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 11, 2010
1. The Lone Sailor
Inscription.
[ inscription on the base ]
In Honor Of All Sea Service Personnel
 
Erected 2000.
 
Location. 41° 15.469′ N, 72° 56.916′ W. Marker is in West Haven, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is on Palace Street near Altschuler Plaza, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Located in the Old Grove Park. Marker is in this post office area: West Haven CT 06516, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. SOS - Save Our Shore (within shouting distance of this marker); First Avenue Honor Roll (approx. 0.2 miles away); British Landing Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Painter Park World War II Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); William A. Soderman (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Walk Of Honor (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Korean War (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bradley Point Park (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in West Haven.
 
Regarding The Lone Sailor. The Lone Sailor, a bronze statue, is a tribute to all the personnel of the sea services. The sculpture was created by Stanley Bleifeld for the United States Navy Memorial in Washington, DC.

A replica of the statue was dedicated in West Haven on August
The Lone Sailor image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 11, 2010
2. The Lone Sailor
6, 2000. The statue overlooks Long Island Sound from its position in Old Grove Park. The statue represents all of the men and women of the sea services. And it pays tribute to West Haven's long seafaring history. The statue was donated by West Haven residents and Navy veteran, Marty DeGrand.

There are other copies of The Lone Sailor in memorials around the country.
 
Additional keywords. Sailors
 
Categories. Military
 
Small Plaque In Front image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 11, 2010
3. Small Plaque In Front
The Lone Sailor
Donated By
Martin "Marty" DeGrand
1933 to 2009
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 932 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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