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Allenhurst in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New Era Anchor

 
 
New Era Anchor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C., November 21, 2007
1. New Era Anchor Marker
Inscription.  In memory of the nearly 300 German immigrants who lost their lives when the sailing ship New Era wrecked off Deal Lake, November 13, 1854.

In honor of Abner Allen, Allenhurst's earliest settler, keeper of the local lifeboat house, and first rescuer to the scene of the shipwreck.

In solemn reverence of this disaster's role in establishing the U.S. Lifesaving Service, known today as the U.S. Coast Guard. It is hoped that this memorial shall inspire a permanent and prominent appreciation of our local heritage.
 
Erected 2002.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1845.
 
Location. 40° 14.058′ N, 74° 0.062′ W. Marker is in Allenhurst, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Norwood Ave, Allenhurst NJ 07711, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jersey Central Power & Light Employees (approx. 0.3 miles away); S.S. Morro Castle Disaster
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(approx. ¾ mile away); Soldiers’ Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); President Wilson’s Asbury Park Executive Offices (approx. 1.3 miles away); Honey Suckle Rose (approx. 1.7 miles away); Church of the Presidents (approx. 2 miles away); James A. Garfield (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bradley Beach World War I Monument (approx. 2.3 miles away).
 
Anchor from the German ship "New Era" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C., November 21, 2007
2. Anchor from the German ship "New Era"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2008, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,239 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2008, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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