Garner in Hancock County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Destroyed in Havana Harbor
February 15th 1898
This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine.
Presented to the City by the
Erected by John Stanton Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, Spanish-American • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the U.S.S. Maine Memorial Markers series lists.
Location. 43° 6.079′ N, 93° 36.139′ W. Marker is in Garner, Iowa, in Hancock County. Memorial is at the intersection of State Street and West 4th Street, on the right when traveling south on State Street. Marker is located beside the sidewalk near the northeast corner of the Garner Public Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 416 State Street, Garner IA 50438, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Britt Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial Winnebago County Spanish-American War Veterans Memorial (approx. 11.3 miles away); Winnebago County (Iowa) (approx. 11.3 miles away); Union Soldier - Winnebago County Civil War Veterans Memorial (approx. 11.3 miles away); Forest City, Iowa Veterans Memorial (approx. 11.4 miles away); Winnebago County, Iowa Veterans Memorial (approx. 11.4 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Spanish-American War Destruction of the Maine.
The destruction of U.S.S. Maine in Havana harbor may not have caused the Spanish-American War, but it was certainly a factor in its onset. Maine was one of the newest American battleships. Authorized in 1886 and commissioned in 1895, it was 310 feet long, 57 feet wide at its largest point, displaced 6,682 tons, and could steam at 17 knots.(Submitted on July 2, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. USS Maine.
Maine was sent to Havana Harbor to protect U.S. interests during the Cuban War of Independence. She exploded and sank on the evening of 15 February 1898, killing three-quarters of her crew. The ship lay at the bottom of the harbor until 1911, when a cofferdam was built around it. The hull was patched up until(Submitted on July 2, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 2, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.