“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Boca Raton in Palm Beach County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

The Sanborn Wall

Sanborn Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
July 2, 2008
1. Sanborn Wall Marker
Inscription.  On this spot in June 1942, spies from German U-boats landed and occupied Dr. William Sanford’s home built on this site in 1937. The subs, deployed during WWII as part of Hitler’s Operation Drumbeat, torpedoed tankers and freighters traveling the east coast shipping lane carrying vital supplies to the U.S. and England. The Germans sank a total of 397 ships and killed 5,000 people. Twenty-four ships were sunk off the coast of Florida, 18 between Cape Canaveral and Boca Raton.
Erected 2005 by City of Boca Raton.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, World IIWaterways & Vessels.
Location. 26° 20.81′ N, 80° 4.251′ W. Marker is in Boca Raton, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker can be reached from South Ocean Boulevard (State Road A1A) 0.2 miles south of Palm Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 350 S Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton FL 33432, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boca Raton Town Hall (approx. one mile away); F.E.C. Railway Depot, Boca Raton
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(approx. 1.2 miles away); Old Floresta Historic District (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Barefoot Mailmen (approx. 2.2 miles away); First Zion Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Barefoot Mailman (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Delray Wreck (approx. 7˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boca Raton.
Also see . . .
1. Boca Raton Sanborn Wall. (Submitted on March 13, 2018.)
2. German Submarines Off Boca Raton (pdf file). Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum (Submitted on March 13, 2018.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2018, by Daniel Eisenberg of Boca Raton, Florida. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 19 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 13, 2018, by Daniel Eisenberg of Boca Raton, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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May. 28, 2020