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Bayonne in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

U.S.S. Maine Memorial

 
 
U.S.S. Maine Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2012
1. U.S.S. Maine Memorial Marker
Inscription.
In Memoriam
U.S.S. Maine
Destroyed in Havana Harbor
February 15th 1898

This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S.S. Maine Memorial Plaques marker series.
 
Location. 40° 40.761′ N, 74° 6.796′ W. Marker is in Bayonne, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker is on JF Kennedy Blvd. north of W 39th Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bayonne NJ 07002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Volunteers of the Army and Navy (within shouting distance of this marker); Bergen Neck Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stephen R. Gregg / Bayonne Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Federated Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mercer Park (approx. one mile away); Port Jersey Peninsula Preserve (approx. 2.4 miles away); Livingston World War II Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away in New York); The Pelton House (approx. 2.5 miles away in New York). Click for a list of all markers in Bayonne.
 
More about this marker. The memorial consists of a bronze statue of a Spanish-American War infantry man on a granite
U.S.S. Maine Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2012
2. U.S.S. Maine Memorial
pedestal. Symbols for the artillery, infantry and navy are carved on the three sides of the monument's granite base.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. About 1,000 of these markers were made and distributed throughout the country.
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Maine - Department of the Navy. (Submitted on April 19, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Remember the Maine. (Submitted on April 19, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, Spanish-American
 
U.S.S. Maine Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2012
3. U.S.S. Maine Memorial
The marker can be seen on the front of the pedestal.
Marker in Bayonne image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2012
4. Marker in Bayonne
U.S.S. Maine Memorial (Rear View) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2012
5. U.S.S. Maine Memorial (Rear View)
Official Symbols of the United Spanish War Veterans image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2012
6. Official Symbols of the United Spanish War Veterans
These markers are found on the back of pedestal.
Closeup of The Hiker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2012
7. Closeup of The Hiker
Troops from Spanish American War campaigns were described using the term "The Hiker," much like those from World War I were called “doughboys” and those from World War II were “GI Joe.”
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,029 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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