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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Burlington in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)

The Lone Sailor

The Lone Sailor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 8, 2013
1. The Lone Sailor Marker
The Lone Sailor

The original bronze sculpture stands at the center of the United States Navy Memorial in Washington DC. In honor of the historical naval actions on Lake Champlain, the Navy Memorial Foundation approved placing The Lone Sailor at this first civilian location.

The figure by the United States Navy Memorial’s official sculptor Stanley Blefeld is a composite of the Navy bluejacket past, present and future.

Pensive but alert, the sailor stands with seabag close, happy to return home yet looking to the water. The sailor never fully leaves the sea.

Dedicated June 2005

Erected 2005.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWar of 1812.
Location. 44° 28.557′ N, 73° 13.295′ W. Marker is in Burlington, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Memorial is on College Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington VT 05401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of Valcour Island (here, next to this marker); George Dewey, Admiral of the Navy, U.S.N.

The Lone Sailor image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 8, 2013
2. The Lone Sailor
"The Lone Sailor" at the Lake Champlain Naval Memorial. The marker is the one on the right.
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(here, next to this marker); Honor and Tradition (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Plattsburgh Bay (here, next to this marker); Lake Champlain Navy Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Celebrating Champlain (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quadricentennial Celebration (about 600 feet away); Vermont / Steamer "Vermont" (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
More about this marker. The marker is within the Lake Champlain Naval Memorial park.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. US Naval Memorial in Washington DC
Also see . . .  The Lone Sailor. Wikipedia entry on the original and its duplicates. (Submitted on April 17, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 22, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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