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Paterson in Passaic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
John P. Hollandís First Submarine
 
John P. Hollandís First Submarine Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, November 26, 2011
1. John P. Hollandís First Submarine Marker
 
Inscription.
was launched in 1878,
a one man craft with engine which after a series of trials was sunk in the Passaic River at this spot where she lay buried until raised in 1927 by a group of Paterson youths who presented her to the City of Paterson † † October 1, 1927.
This tablet is placed in the year 1932
by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders in co-operation with
The Passaic County Historical Society

 
Erected 1932 by Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders & The Passaic County Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 54.915′ N, 74° 10.949′ W. Marker is in Paterson, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street (County Route 666) and Wayne Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Front Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paterson NJ 07501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Great Falls Hydroelectric Station (about 400 feet away, in a direct line); Captain Eric M. Graupe (about 600 feet away); Passaic Falls (about 600 feet away); Great Falls of Paterson on the Passaic (about 600 feet away); The 1914 S.U.M. Great Falls Power Plant (about 600 feet away); Great Falls of the Passaic/S.U.M. Historic District (about 700 feet away); The Allied Textile Printing Site (about 700 feet away); Overlook Park (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Paterson.
 
John P. Hollandís First Submarine Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, November 26, 2011
2. John P. Hollandís First Submarine Marker
John P. Holland developed the first submarine that was formally commissioned by the U.S. Navy, and the first submarine used by the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom.
 

 
Also see . . .  John Holland, Father of the Modern Submarine. Undersea Warfare website. (Submitted on November 26, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker on Front Street Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, November 26, 2011
3. Marker on Front Street
The Passaic River, where the submarine was tested and where it sank, can be seen behind the marker.
 
 
The Passaic River Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, November 26, 2011
4. The Passaic River
This is the spot where John Hollandís Submarine sank and was later recovered.
 
 
Great Falls of Paterson Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, November 26, 2011
5. Great Falls of Paterson
John P. Holland's Submarine sank just above the Great Falls of Paterson.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 333 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 26, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
 
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