Belmar in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
This pole is actually a part of Belmar's maritime history. It is the foremast (front mast) of the Malta, a ship that was wrecked off 8th Ave. in Belmar on November 24, 1885. The foremast was salvaged and mounted here as a standpipe for the sewer system. The remains of the shipwreck are located across the street, about 100 yards offshore. The sternpost can be seen at low tide.
If you look closely at the foremast, you can see the guide rail which was used to guide the sail up the mast. At the top of the foremast, you can see the cap which secured the upper mast. At the bottom of the foremast, you can see the "gudgeons," the metal fittings where the boom was attached. A boom is a pole used to extend the bottom of a sail.
Erected by Borough of Belmar.
Location. 40° 10.729′ N, 74° 0.792′ W. Marker is in Belmar, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and 8th Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Ocean Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belmar NJ 07719, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least Shark River Salt Works (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War II Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Korean - Vietnam - Persian Gulf Monument (approx. ¾ mile away); The Spirit of the American Doughboy (approx. ¾ mile away); Breslin War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bradley Beach World War I Monument (approx. 1.7 miles away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); President Wilson’s Asbury Park Executive Offices (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belmar.
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,769 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.