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Machipongo in Northampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Relic from Spanish Steamship

 
 
Relic from Spanish Steamship Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
1. Relic from Spanish Steamship Marker
Inscription.  
Relic from Spanish Steamship
San Albano
Wrecked on Hot Island
1892

Crew Rescued by
U.S. Life-Saving Service

Donated in loving memory of
Hog Island Native
Mrs. Mabel Bell Hamblin
By her family


 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 37° 24.26′ N, 75° 54.348′ W. Marker is in Machipongo, Virginia, in Northampton County. Marker can be reached from Young Street just west of Lankford Highway (U.S. 13), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7295 Young St, Machipongo VA 23405, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the Almshouse Farm at Machipongo (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Franklin and Dorothy "Dot" Wise Gibb (within shouting distance of this marker); Grace and William Eyre (within shouting distance of this marker); The Barrier Islands Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Wooden Remnant (about 300 feet
The relic image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
2. The relic
away, measured in a direct line); Northampton County Almshouse At Machipongo (about 300 feet away); The African American Almshouse (about 400 feet away); The Quarter Kitchen (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Machipongo.
 
Additional comments.
1. U.S. Life-Saving Service
The U.S. Life-Saving Service is a predecessor agency to the U.S. Coast Guard.
    — Submitted January 20, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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