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South Portland in Cumberland County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Ultimate Sacrifice

 
 
The Ultimate Sacrifice Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, June 30, 2015
1. The Ultimate Sacrifice Marker
Inscription. This park memorial is dedicated to all families whose homes and heritages were destroyed in 1942 so a shipyard could be built during World War II This area, known as Cushing’s Point at Ferry Village, consisted of many homes, some built by their owners or families and had lived in by three generations. A close knit community, whose families enjoyed the beach, fields, and stores felt it was “The best place in the world to live.”
 
Location. 43° 39.206′ N, 70° 14.013′ W. Marker is in South Portland, Maine, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Madison Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at the entrance to Bug Light Park, near Cushing's Point off Madison Street. Marker is in this post office area: South Portland ME 04106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Liberty Ship Memorial (here, next to this marker); South Portland and Its Liberty Ships (here, next to this marker); The Ugly Ducklings (here, next to this marker); The Yard (here, next to this marker); WWII: On the Home Front (here, next to this marker); Voyages for Victory
The Ultimate Sacrifice Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, June 30, 2015
2. The Ultimate Sacrifice Marker
Aerial view of marker location
(a few steps from this marker); The Work Force (a few steps from this marker); South Portland's Ships for Liberty (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in South Portland.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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