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Portland in Cumberland County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Remember the Maine

 
 
Remember the <i>Maine</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, November 14, 2021
1. Remember the Maine Marker
Inscription.  
February 15, 1898 • Havana Harbor, Cuba
U.S.S. Battleship Maine explodes killing 260
The event is used by hawkish Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Theodore Roosevelt to pressure President McKinley into the Spanish-American conflict. The cause of the explosion remains certain over a hundred years later.

[Caption:]
Journalists' battle cry "Remember the Maine, the hell with Spain" rallied support for war with Spain over its Pacific islands and Cuba.

This gun was salvaged from the U.S.S. Battleship Maine, placed here circa 1915, and restored in 2014.
 
Erected by Friends of the Eastern Promenade.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Spanish-AmericanWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the U.S.S. Maine Memorial Plaques series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 15, 1898.
 
Location. 43° 39.902′ N, 70° 14.422′ W. Marker is in Portland, Maine, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the
Remember the <i>Maine</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, November 14, 2021
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intersection of Eastern Promenade and Morning Street, on the right when traveling north on Eastern Promenade. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 49 Eastern Promenade, Portland ME 04101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Portland Maine Fort Allen Park USS Maine Memorial (here, next to this marker); Defending this vital harbor (a few steps from this marker); 1893 Bandstand (within shouting distance of this marker); 9/11 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The poet & the view (within shouting distance of this marker); 20,000 Civil War veterans tent here (within shouting distance of this marker); Boxer and Enterprise (within shouting distance of this marker); Portland Maine Fort Allen Park GAR memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portland.
 
Additional keywords. Remember the Maine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Aug. 19, 2022