“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Boca Raton in Palm Beach County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

The Sanborn Wall

Sanborn Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
July 2, 2008
1. Sanborn Wall Marker
Inscription. On this spot in June 1942, spies from German U-boats landed and occupied Dr. William Sanfordís home built on this site in 1937. The subs, deployed during WWII as part of Hitlerís Operation Drumbeat, torpedoed tankers and freighters traveling the east coast shipping lane carrying vital supplies to the U.S. and England. The Germans sank a total of 397 ships and killed 5,000 people. Twenty-four ships were sunk off the coast of Florida, 18 between Cape Canaveral and Boca Raton.
Erected 2005 by City of Boca Raton.
Location. 26° 20.81′ N, 80° 4.251′ W. Marker is in Boca Raton, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker can be reached from South Ocean Boulevard (State Road A1A) 0.2 miles south of Palm Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 350 S Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton FL 33432, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boca Raton Town Hall (approx. one mile away); F.E.C. Railway Depot, Boca Raton (approx. 1.2 miles away); Old Floresta Historic District (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Barefoot Mailmen (approx. 2.2 miles away); First Zion Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Delray Wreck (approx. 7Ĺ miles away); Silver Thatch Mounted Beach Patrol (approx. 7Ĺ miles away); Beach Dedication (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boca Raton.
Also see . . .
1. Boca Raton Sanborn Wall. (Submitted on March 13, 2018.)
2. German Submarines Off Boca Raton (pdf file). Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum (Submitted on March 13, 2018.) 
Categories. War, World IIWaterways & Vessels
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2018, by Daniel Eisenberg of Boca Raton, Florida. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on March 13, 2018, by Daniel Eisenberg of Boca Raton, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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