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Key West in Monroe County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Navy Days at Fort Jefferson

Dry Tortugas National Park

 
 
Navy Days at Fort Jefferson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 27, 1996
1. Navy Days at Fort Jefferson Marker
Inscription. In 1898, the U.S. battleship Maine sailed from this anchorage to her destruction in La Habana harbor. “Remember the Maine” became the rallying cry for the Spanish-American War that followed. The anchorage served the navy through World War I.

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(upper right) On this concrete pad was one of the coaling facilities that fueled navy ships from 1901 to 1906. During navy occupation, the channel was dredged to accommodate deep-draft vessels in a protected anchorage adjacent to the fort.

(lower right) A few seaplanes were based at Fort Jefferson during World War I to patrol nearby shipping lanes.
 
Erected by National Park Service, US Department of Interior.
 
Location. 24° 37.668′ N, 82° 52.404′ W. Marker is in Key West, Florida, in Monroe County. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of Dry Tortugas National Park-Fort Jefferson. Marker is in this post office area: Key West FL 33040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd (within shouting distance of this marker); Gunrooms (within shouting distance
Inside Fort Jefferson image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 27, 1996
2. Inside Fort Jefferson
of this marker); The Dry Tortugas, Home to a Myriad of Life (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alfred Goldsboro Mayor (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Dry Tortugas National Park. National Park Service (Submitted on December 7, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, World IWaterways & Vessels
 
Fort Jefferson from the air image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 27, 1996
3. Fort Jefferson from the air
Sign at the entrance to Dry Tortugas National Park-Fort Jefferson image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 27, 1996
4. Sign at the entrance to Dry Tortugas National Park-Fort Jefferson
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 6, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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