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Wrightsville in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

U.S.S. Maine Memorial

 
 
U.S.S. Maine Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
1. U.S.S. Maine Memorial Marker
Inscription.
In Memoriam
U.S.S. Maine
Destroyed in Havana Harbor
February 15, 1898

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

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S.S. Maine Memorial Plaques marker series.
 
Location. 40° 1.508′ N, 76° 32.033′ W. Marker is in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Fourth Street and Lincoln Highway (Pennsylvania Route 462), in the median on N. Fourth Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wrightsville PA 17368, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1861 - 1865 ( a few steps from this marker); Flame of Freedom ( a few steps from this marker); Hosting the Invader ( about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wrightsville ( approx. mile away); American Legion Monument ( approx. mile away); Gettysburg Campaign ( approx. mile away); Veterans Memorial Bridge ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Wrightsville's Lime Kilns ( approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wrightsville.
 
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
U.S.S. Maine Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 27, 2010
2. U.S.S. Maine Memorial
the country.
 
Also see . . .  USS Maine - Department of the Navy. (Submitted on January 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, Spanish-AmericanWaterways & Vessels
 
U.S.S. Maine Memorial Marker </b>(in the back right) image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
3. U.S.S. Maine Memorial Marker (in the back right)
1861-1865 and Flame of Freedom markers are in the foreground.
Mountain Howitzers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 27, 2010
4. Mountain Howitzers
Near the memorial is a pedestal holding two 12-pdr Mountain Howitzers. One is an original, produced by Ames Manufacturing of Boston, Massachusetts in 1863. It has the registry number 25. The other appears to be a replica.
The Maine entering Havana harbor image. Click for full size.
By U.S. Dept. of Defense, January 1898
5. The Maine entering Havana harbor
Wreckage of the USS Maine image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, 1898
6. Wreckage of the USS Maine
Arlington National Cemetery USS Maine Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, circa 1999
7. Arlington National Cemetery USS Maine Memorial
A section of the Mast from the doomed ship
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,444 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on June 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on January 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on June 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5, 6. submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   7. submitted on January 30, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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