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Training Area of the U.S. Marine Corps Amphibian Tractor (Alligator)

 
 
Training Area of the U.S. Marine Corps Amphibian Tractor (Alligator) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 2, 2018
1. Training Area of the U.S. Marine Corps Amphibian Tractor (Alligator) Marker
Inscription.  In this area between Curlew and Cedar Creek along St. Joseph Sound during the month of August, 1941, the first Alligator, which was designed by Donald Roebling and built in Dunedin, was received and launched by elements of the U.S. Marine Corps four Amphibian Tractor Battalions.
 
Erected by Marine Corps League, Morris F. Dixon Detachment of Clearwater and the Dunedin Historical Society.
 
Location. 28° 2.447′ N, 82° 47.014′ W. Marker is in Dunedin, Florida, in Pinellas County. Marker is at the intersection of Bayshore Boulevard (U.S. Alt 19) and Palm Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on Bayshore Boulevard. Marker is on a very short post in front of the Harbor View Villas sign. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dunedin FL 34698, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dunedin Isles Golf Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Andrews Memorial Chapel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oasis Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dedicated to the Memory of Dr. Willis Stanley Blatchley (approx. 1 miles away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Orange Belt Railway Station
Training Area of the U.S. Marine Corps Amphibian Tractor (Alligator) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 2, 2018
2. Training Area of the U.S. Marine Corps Amphibian Tractor (Alligator) Marker
(approx. 2 miles away); The American's Creed / In Grateful Remembrance (approx. 2.1 miles away); Ozona Village Hall (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dunedin.
 
Also see . . .  Landing Vehicle Tracked-Alligator. (Submitted on July 18, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
Categories. War, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
<i>Marine amphibian tractor</i> image. Click for full size.
Alfred T. Palmer/Office of War Information (courtesy of the Library of Congress), May 1942
3. Marine amphibian tractor
"... The soldiers of the sea have a new troop carrier that serves them well on land and in the water. A special Marine unit, training with an amphibian tractor at New River, North Carolina, is on its way from a battleship to establish a beachhead". - Library of Congress
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   3. submitted on July 20, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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