Jersey City in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
U.S.S. Maine Memorial
Destroyed in Havana Harbor
February 15, 1898
This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine
Presented to the People of
Jersey City, N.J.
General Joseph Wheeler
Post No. 4 A.V.F.S.
September 20, 1913
General Joseph Wheeler
Post No. 62 V.F.W.
September 20, 1975
Erected 1913 by Veterans of Foreign Wars (prior to 1914, it was known as the American Veterans of Foreign Service).
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, Spanish-American • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the U.S.S. Maine Memorial Plaques series list.
Location. 40° 43.525′ N, 74° 4.064′ W. Marker is in Jersey City, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Memorial is at the intersection of Bergen Avenue and Montgomery Street, on the left when traveling south on Bergen Avenue. Marker is in McGinley plaza at the intersection of Bergen Avenue and Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City NJ 07306, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Roger A. McGinley (here, next to this marker); Jane Tuers (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Bergen Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peter Stuyvesant (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mystic Lincoln (approx. half a mile away); Jack Roosevelt Robinson (approx. half a mile away); Lincoln Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); An Gorta Mor (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jersey City.
Regarding U.S.S. Maine Memorial. Many new streetscape improvements began on Bergen Avenue on April 3, 2006. These included replacement of curbs and sidewalks, ornamental street lighting and traffic signals, new trees, colored textured crosswalks, a kiosk and refurbished granite monuments at McGinley Square, one to Father McGinley and the other to the U.S.S. Maine. On Tuesday, July 17, 2007, the Jersey City Mayor rededicated these two McGinley Plaza monuments after both were restored and remounted on new granite stones.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. About 1,000 of these markers were made and distributed throughout the country.
1. Cannon Shell
Though the USS Maine met her fate over 110 years ago, she still lives on through markers identical to this one. Additionally, many artifacts that were recovered and given to towns, cities and organizations across the country. Near this marker, in the Hoboken, NJ Free Public Library, one of the U.S.S. Maine's cannon shells still rests on the circulation desk.
— Submitted April 3, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.
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