Near Big Sur in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
End of an Era
U.S.S. Macon ZRS-5
U.S.S. Macon ZRS-5
12 February 1935
Plaque donated by the
Moffett Field Historical Society
Erected by Moffett Field Historical Society.
Location. 36° 18.227′ N, 121° 53.957′ W. Marker is near Big Sur, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from Cabrillo Highway (California Route 1), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Big Sur CA 93920, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Point Sur Light Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cooper Cabin (approx. 2.9 miles away).
More about this marker. Point Sur State Historic Park is on the coast approximately 5 miles north of the town of Big Sur, California. The marker is located on the 'road' to the Point Sur Lighthouse, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Participation in the Point Sur Lighthouse tour is necessary to see this marker.
Also see . . .
1. Airships: The Hindenburg and other Zeppelins: USS Akron and USS Macon. The United States Navy airships U.S.S. Akron (ZRS-4) (Submitted on September 8, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. USS Macon & Sparrowhawks - YouTube. Period video clip. (Submitted on September 8, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
3. USS Macon - YouTube. NOAA video of the underwater wreckage of the U.S.S. Macon. (Submitted on September 8, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.