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Foremast of the U.S.S. Maine

 
 
Foremast of the U.S.S. Maine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
1. Foremast of the U.S.S. Maine Marker
Inscription.
Ship blown up, Havana 15 Feb. 1898.
Mast recovered 6, Oct. 1910.
Erected here 5, May. 1913.

 
Erected 1913.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S.S. Maine Memorial Plaques marker series.
 
Location. 38° 58.852′ N, 76° 28.608′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Turner Joy Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the United States Naval Academy. A picture ID is required to enter the Academy grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sea Gate (a few steps from this marker); The Paddle Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Still on Patrol (within shouting distance of this marker); Triton Light (within shouting distance of this marker); Admiral Ben Moreell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vice Admiral William Porter Lawrence, USN (approx. mile away); Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale (approx. mile away); Site of Old Fort Severn (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
 
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Foremast of the U.S.S. Maine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
2. Foremast of the U.S.S. Maine Marker
here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Mast of the USS Maine in Arlington National Cemetery
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Maine Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery. The Maine itself was raised from Havana Harbor in 1912, its foremast removed to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, its mainmast to Arlington National Cemetery... (Submitted on March 19, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

2. The Spanish American War Centennial Website. "Many momentos of the USS Maine still exist. The mainmast is in Arlington National Cemetery, just outside of Washinton DC, and her foremast is near the seawall at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. One of her bow anchors is located in Reading, Pennsylvania's City Park at the first block of North 11th Street. Her capstan rests in the Battery in Charleston, South Carolina, and her bow scroll is in Bangor, Maine. Many pieces of the USS MAINE were made into small collectibles such as ashtrays, plaques, models, etc." (Submitted on March 19, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, Spanish-American
 
USS Maine Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
3. USS Maine Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery
The USS Maine memorial in Arlington National Cemetery incorporates a section of the main mast. Because of the distance between these two masts, U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman often refer to the Maine as "the longest ship in the Navy."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 19, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,156 times since then and 115 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 19, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on January 30, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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