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Bayonne in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

U.S.S. Maine Memorial

 
 
U.S.S. Maine Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2012
1. U.S.S. Maine Memorial Marker
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. 40° 40.761′ N, 74° 6.796′ W. Marker is in Bayonne, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker is on JF Kennedy Blvd. north of W 39th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bayonne NJ 07002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Volunteers of the Army and Navy (within shouting distance of this marker); Bergen Neck Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stephen R. Gregg / Bayonne Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Federated Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mercer Park (approx. one mile away); Port Jersey Peninsula Preserve (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Pelton House
U.S.S. Maine Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2012
2. U.S.S. Maine Memorial
(approx. 2˝ miles away in New York); Neville House (approx. 2˝ miles away in New York). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bayonne.
 
More about this memorial. The memorial consists of a bronze statue of a Spanish-American War infantry man on a granite pedestal. Symbols for the artillery, infantry and navy are carved on the three sides of the monument's granite base.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. About 1,000 of these plaques, cast from metal from the Maine, were distributed throughout the country.
 
Also see . . .
1. Remember the Maine. Small Planet entry (Submitted on April 19, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. USS Maine (1889). Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 28, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

3. The Hiker (Newman). Wikipedia entry
A number of these statues were cast and are located around the country. (Submitted on January 28, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
USS Maine (ACR-1) starboard bow view image. Click for full size.
via Wikipedia, 1898
3. USS Maine (ACR-1) starboard bow view
Photographed by J.S. Johnston, 1898. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. (2016/05/19).
U.S.S. Maine Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2012
4. U.S.S. Maine Memorial
The marker can be seen on the front of the pedestal.
Marker in Bayonne image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2012
5. Marker in Bayonne
U.S.S. Maine Memorial (Rear View) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2012
6. U.S.S. Maine Memorial (Rear View)
Official Symbols of the United Spanish War Veterans image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2012
7. Official Symbols of the United Spanish War Veterans
These markers are found on the back of pedestal.
Closeup of The Hiker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2012
8. Closeup of The Hiker
Troops from Spanish American War campaigns were described using the term "The Hiker," much like those from World War I were called “doughboys” and those from World War II were “GI Joe.”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,631 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on January 28, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on April 19, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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