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Bridgeport in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

U.S.S. Maine Memorial

 
 
U.S.S. Maine Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2010
1. U.S.S. Maine Memorial Marker
Inscribed on the shield:
Patriotism
Devotion
Inscription.  
In Memoriam
U.S.S. Maine
Destroyed in Havana Harbor
February 15th 1898

This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine

 
Topics and series. This historical marker memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Spanish-American. In addition, it is included in the U.S.S. Maine Memorial Plaques series list.
 
Location. 41° 9.596′ N, 73° 11.206′ W. Marker is in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Soundview Drive and Monument Drive, on the left when traveling west on Soundview Drive. Located in Seaside Park, accessible from the intersection of Waldemere Avenue and Park Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bridgeport CT 06604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bridgeport Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Perry Memorial Arch (approx. ¼ mile away); Roberto Clemente (approx. 0.6 miles away); James Henry O’Rourke (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bridgeport
U.S.S. Maine Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2010
2. U.S.S. Maine Memorial Marker
Looking out to Long Island Sound
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln’s Visit (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bryant Electric Company World War I Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bridgeport Korean War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bridgeport.
 
Also see . . .
1. Other markers and memorials related to the USS Maine. Other appropriate IMDB markers (Submitted on February 3, 2010.) 

2. USS Maine (1889). Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on September 23, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
The Cannon Beyond The Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2010
3. The Cannon Beyond The Marker
It is not from the USS Maine, but was captured during the Spanish-American War.
U.S.S. Maine, sunk in Havana harbor image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, 1898
4. U.S.S. Maine, sunk in Havana harbor
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,417 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 2, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   4. submitted on September 23, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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