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U.S.S. Maine Memorial Plaques Historical Markers

About 1,000 markers were made from pieces recovered from the U.S.S. Maine and distributed throughout the country. This series also includes other remnants from the battleship that became the rallying cry in the Spanish-American War.
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2020
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1California (Alameda County), Oakland — USS Maine Memorial
Torpedo Port Destroyed Feb. 15, 1898 Erected by EH Liscum Camp No 7 USWV Feb 16 1913 Map (db m157265) WM
2California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The Maine MemorialSpanish War Veterans Memorial
At forty minutes past nine, on the evening of the 15th of February 1898, the United States Battleship Maine was ripped by a sudden and devastating explosion, demolishing the entire forward section and sending the ship to the bottom of Havana Harbor. . . . Map (db m12520) HM
3Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. MaineMap (db m27128) HM
4Connecticut (New Haven County), Meriden — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
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. MaineMap (db m27286) HM
5Connecticut (New London County), Norwich — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
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. MaineMap (db m101859) WM
6District of Columbia (Washington), East Potomac Park — Cuban Friendship Urn
Smaller plaque on the urn El recuerdo del “Maine” tendrá eterna duración durante los siglos los lazos de la amistad entre la tierra de Cuba y la tierra de los Estados Unidos de Norte América. —Gerardo Machado Plaque . . . Map (db m7871) HM
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7Illinois (Lake County), Waukegan — Waukegan U.S.S. Maine Memorial
In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th, 1889 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine (Lower tablet:) Dedicated to Ben L. Jones Camp No. 50 United Spanish War . . . Map (db m116088) WM
8Indiana (LaGrange County), LaGrange — LaGrange County Spanish American War Memorial
U. S. S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th, 1898 This tablet is cast from material recovered from the U. S. S. MaineMap (db m53929) HM
9Iowa (Hancock County), Garner — U.S.S. MaineDestroyed in Havana Harbor — February 15th 1898 —
Patriotism • Devotion This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine. Presented to the City by the John Stanton Chapter — D.A.R.Map (db m176306) WM
10Kentucky (Kenton County), Covington — Goebel Park
The bronze in this plaque salvaged from the Battleship Maine and dedicated by the Willow Run Civic ClubMap (db m181034) HM WM
11Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Spanish-American War Memorial
In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15, 1898 This figurehead from the battleship "Louisiana" is erected in memory of the soldiers and sailors who served the flag in the Spanish-American War. . . . Map (db m86012) WM
12Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Remember the Maine

February 15, 1898 • Havana Harbor, Cuba U.S.S. Battleship Maine explodes killing 260 The event is used by hawkish Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Theodore Roosevelt to pressure President McKinley into the Spanish-American . . . Map (db m186370) HM
13Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Spanish-American War Memorial
To the memory of the Soldiers and Sailors of the Spanish-American War 1898 ————————— Shield and Scrolls recovered from wreckage of U.S.S. Maine Blown up Havana Harbor, Cuba . . . Map (db m110559) WM
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14Maine (York County), Saco — Spanish War and Philippine Insurrection Memorial1898 - 1902 — In Memory Of —
This plaque is made from bronze taken from Battleship Maine when salvaged from Havana harbor in 1912 In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. . . . Map (db m55696) HM
15Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Foremast of the U.S.S. Maine
Ship blown up, Havana 15 Feb. 1898. Mast recovered 6, Oct. 1910. Erected here 5, May. 1913.Map (db m6388) WM
16Michigan (Allegan County), Hopkins — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. MaineMap (db m74606) WM
17Michigan (Berrien County), Niles — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. MaineMap (db m68477) WM
18Michigan (Calhoun County), Battle Creek — U.S.S. Maine Memorial Plaque
Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th 1898 This tablet cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. MaineMap (db m70051) HM
19Michigan (Kalamazoo County), Galesburg — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. MaineMap (db m68811) WM
20Michigan (Kalamazoo County), Kalamazoo — In Memoriam U.S.S Maine
Upper Plaque: In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th, 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine Lower Plaque: Tablet secured for Richard Westnedge Camp No-16, . . . Map (db m30387) HM
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21Michigan (Lenawee County), Tecumseh — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine Map (db m160908) WM
22Nebraska (Hall County), Grand Island — Civil War and Spanish-American War Memorial
In memory of the defenders of our country 1861-1865 — 1898-1900 Committee of Lyon Post No. 11 Nebr. G.A.R. G. C. Humphrey C. B. Norris G. F. RyanMap (db m53249) HM
23Nebraska (Johnson County), Tecumseh — U.S.S. Maine
Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th 1893 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. MaineMap (db m48206) HM
24New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine Map (db m135887) WM
25New Jersey (Bergen County), Rutherford — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine Pro Patria Erected by the school children and citizens of Rutherford under the . . . Map (db m6823) HM
26New Jersey (Bergen County), Wallington — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. MaineMap (db m74377) HM
27New Jersey (Hudson County), Bayonne — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. MaineMap (db m54632) HM
28New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
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 Presented to the People of Jersey City, N.J. By General Joseph Wheeler Post No. 4 A.V.F.S. . . . Map (db m6102) WM
29New Jersey (Passaic County), Haledon — In Memoriam - U.S.S. Maine, Destroyed in Havana Harbor — February 15th 1898 —
Presented to the Board of Education by the Honorable Ex-Mayor of the Borough of Haledon, Mr. William Turner 1931Map (db m125719) WM
30New Jersey (Warren County), Washington — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
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 (on the shield) Patriotism DevotionMap (db m19727) HM
31New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Spanish-American War MemorialU.S.S. Maine Shell
. . . Map (db m178000) HM WM
32New York (Dutchess County), Poughkeepsie — Spanish-American War Memorial
In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th 1898 This tablet cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine ——————————————————— [Teddy Roosevelt bas relief] "Aggressive fighting for the right is the . . . Map (db m210631) WM
33New York (Jefferson County), Clayton — U.S.S. Maine MemorialPatriotism • Devotion
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. MaineMap (db m126379) HM WM
34New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Theodore Roosevelt Memorial
"Agressive fighting for the right is the noblest sport the world affords"
Dedicated to the Americanism of Theodore Roosevelt by his comrades of the United Spanish War Veterans Department of New York The metal . . . Map (db m183651) WM
35New York (Nassau County), Oyster Bay — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine Map (db m65087) HM
36North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
. . . Map (db m31105) HM
37Ohio (Jefferson County), Steubenville — U.S.S. MaineIn Memoriam
In Memoriam U.S.S. Main Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the USS MaineMap (db m37489) HM
38Ohio (Logan County), Belle Center — Belle Center Spanish American War Memorial
In Memoriam USS Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the USS Maine Map (db m82793) WM
39Ohio (Stark County), Canton — Base of the Conning Tower of the US Battleship Maine
This large piece of steel was once a part of the proud USS Battleship Maine. The ship was commissioned in 1895 and was part of the “Great White Fleet.” The Maine sailed into Havana Harbor on January 25, 1898. The ship had been sent . . . Map (db m88563) HM
40Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — USS Maine Memorial
Commemorating the destruction of the Battleship Maine in Havana Harbor Cuba February 15, 1898 and to the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines of Allegheny County who participated in the Spanish American War of 1898-1899 which followed this disaster. . . . Map (db m41048) HM WM
41Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Charles Vernon GridleyCaptain V.S.N.
Served with distinction as ensign at the Battle of Mobile Bay, August 7 A.D. MDCCCLXIV   In command of the Olympia, flagship of the American fleet at the Battle of Manila Bay May 1 A.D. MDCCCXC Died at Kobe Japan A.D. MDCCCXC. His fame is . . . Map (db m116408) WM
42Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Chambersburg — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine In memoriam to Walter S. Sellers, pharmacist, who lost his life in the sinking of the Battleship Maine, . . . Map (db m34375) HM
43Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — The Battleship Maine Memorial
This ten inch shell and bronze port cover recovered from the wreck of The Battleship Maine after having been submerged fourteen years in the waters of Havana harbor are here mounted as a memorial to the brave officers . . . Map (db m116763) HM WM
44Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine < Rear Marker : > 1898 – 1902       Erected by General Wm. S. McCaskey Camp United Spanish . . . Map (db m54400) HM
45Pennsylvania (Montour County), Danville — U.S.S. Maine MemorialIn Memoriam — Patriotism • Devotion —
Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. MaineMap (db m167312) WM
46Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — U.S.S. Maine and Spanish-American War Memorial"Hail Martyrs" — 1898 • 1902 —
In memory of the Martyrs of the Maine and the United States Soldiers Sailors and Marines of the Spanish-American War Dedicated June 24, 1914 The projectile surmounting this monument is from the Battleship Maine destroyed . . . Map (db m129796) WM
47Pennsylvania (Washington County), Monongahela — U.S.S. Maine
In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine Map (db m163726) HM WM
48Pennsylvania (York County), Wrightsville — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
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. MaineMap (db m5080) HM
49South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Battleship Maine Memorial
This gun came off the Battleship Maine The Sinking of the Maine resulted in the Spanish American War 1898Map (db m7503) HM
50South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Spanish-American War Veterans Memorial
This Ten Inch Shell was Recovered from the Battleship U.S.S. Maine that was sunk in Havana Harbor, Cuba on February 15, 1898 and Presented to the City of Deadwood in May 1912. In Memory of the United States Sailors, . . . Map (db m121200) WM
51Tennessee (Carter County), Elizabethton — Boone Trail Highway
Metal from Battleship Maine in Tablet • Daniel Boone •Map (db m192255) HM
52Tennessee (Washington County), Jonesborough — Boone Trail Highway
Metal from Battleship Maine in Tablet • Daniel Boone •Map (db m192200) HM
53Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Mast of the USS Maine
The United States Battleship MAINE exploded and sank in Havana Harbor, Cuba on February 15, 1898. The rallying cry, "Remember the MAINE" swept the nation, inciting public opinion and precipitating the Spanish-American War. In March, . . . Map (db m10977) HM
54Washington (Pierce County), Tacoma — Ten Inch Shell From U.S.S. Maine
The Property of John R. Thompson Camp Number One United Spanish War Veterans TacomaMap (db m56347) HM
55Wisconsin (Fond du Lac County), Fond du Lac — Spanish–American War Memorial
. . . Map (db m77527) WM
 
 
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