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Bourne in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Crossing the Bar Memorial

Part of the Merchant Marine Memorial at Massachusetts Maritime Academy

 
 
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By James R. Murray, July 16, 2015
1. Crossing the Bar Memorial Marker
Main inscription
Inscription. This plaque is dedicated to the officers and crew members of the S/S Marine Electric who lost their lives in the line of duty on 12 February 1983.

By Marine Transport Lines, Inc. M.E.B.A District 81 National Maritime Union Masters, Mates and Pilots Radio Officers Union

John Abrams, Utility Clayton Babineau, 2nd Mate Eric Boden Chief Cook Steve Browning 3rd Asst Engr Phillip Gorl, Master Peter Delatolla, Bosun Jose Fernandez, DK Utility Charles Giddens 3rd Asst Engr Malcom Graf, EM Velesto Gomes, Utility Robert Hern, OS Robert Herrel OS Charlie Johnson, AB Albion Lane, Radio Officer Edward Matthews, AB Richard Morgan, Wiper William Mulberry, EM John O’Connel, OS Richard Powers, Chief Engr Michael Price, 1st Asst Engr Jose Quinones, Stwd/BK Anthony Quirk, EM Richard Roberts, 3rd Mate Thomas Reyes, Utility Paul Ruiz, Wiper Howard Scott, 2nd Asst Engr Norman Sevigny, AB David Sheperd, Utility Ricardo Torres, AB George Wickboldt John Wood AB
 
Location. 41° 44.352′ N, 70° 37.409′ W. Marker is in Bourne, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker is on Academy Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This is one of the 7 markers that collectively make up the Merchant Marine Memorial on the campus of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy

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By James R. Murray
2. Crossing the Bar Memorial Marker
News account of the sinking
in Bourne, Massachusetts. Marker is in this post office area: Buzzards Bay MA 02532, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Merchant Marine Memorial (here, next to this marker); SS Pan Oceanic Faith Memorial (here, next to this marker); The Unknown Seaman Memorial (here, next to this marker); SS Blackpoint Memorial (here, next to this marker); Monica Dickens Stratton (approx. 3.4 miles away); William Barclay Parsons (approx. 3.4 miles away); August Belmont (approx. 3.4 miles away); Cape Cod Canal (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bourne.
 
Categories. DisastersWaterways & Vessels
 
Crossing the Bar Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 16, 2015
3. Crossing the Bar Memorial Marker
The S/S Marine Electric
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 16, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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