Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The United States Merchant Marine
The selfless sacrifice of American merchant marines to the defense, commerce and growth of this nation date back to the independence of the United States. The first Congress established “Shipping Articles” providing the foundation upon which United States Merchant Marine was founded. American merchantmen brought goods and gold seekers to California from around the world and helped establish and maintain a maritime presence on Sacramento’s riverfront lasting into the late 1960’s. The United States Merchant Marine Academy is at Kings Point, New York. The California Maritime Academy is located near the mouth of the Sacramento River at Vallejo.
Erected 1998 by Members of the Sacramento Valley Chapter American Merchant Marine Veterans (AMMV), their families and friends. This Chapter was founded 2/1/91.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 38° 34.805′ N, 121° 30.428′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Capital Mall and Front Street. Marker is located at the American Merchant Marines Monument, at the entrance to the River Front Promenade. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sacramento’s Maritime Heritage (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Sacramento 1863 – 1867 (here, next to this marker); “Cobblestone” Ballast (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Sacramento 1914 – 1942 (here, next to this marker); Merchant Marine Monument (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Sacramento – 1964 (here, next to this marker); USS Sacramento (PG-19) (here, next to this marker); The Interurban Railroad Lines (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,644 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 25, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.