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USS Maine Memorial - Cuban American Friendship Urn (ca. 1928) south of the Tidal basin (near inlet bridge) in East Potomac Park in Washington, D.C.
located in James M. Goode's Potomac Park area (click link for more in that area)

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See also the Formast of the U.S.S. Maine at the U.S. Naval Academy

USS Maine (ACR-1), the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the state of Maine, was a 6682-ton second-class pre-dreadnought battleship originally designated as Armored Cruiser #1. Congress authorized her construction on August 3, 1886, and her keel was laid down on October 17, 1888, at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She was launched on November 18, 1889, sponsored by Miss Alice Tracey Wilmerding (granddaughter of Navy Secretary Benjamin F. Tracy), and commissioned on September 17, 1895, under the command of Captain Arent S. Crowninshield.

The sinking of the Maine on February 15, 1898 precipitated the Spanish-American War and also popularized the phrase Remember the Maine! In subsequent years, the sinking of the Maine has been an area of great speculation. The cause of the explosion that sank the ship is still a mystery that remains unsolved to this day. Source: Wikipedia




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Esta copa fue esculpida
en vn fragmento de la columna de marmos del
monumento a las victimas del "Maine"
Ericido en la ciudad de la Habana,
Cvya Columna fue derribada por el ciclon de
20 de Octubre de 1926

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More Info
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James M. Goode's
'Washington Sculpture' (hardcover p 489 Item #11.02; Potomac Park area)

Medium: Marble
Related subjects: Nationalities; Spanish American War
Location: Ohio Drive at NW corner of East Potomac Park Washington, D.C.
See Potomac Park area in James Goode's Washington Sculpture
Nearest Metro: Smithsonian (Orange - Blue - Silver) (click station name for all sculptures nearby) (dcMem ID #1100 )

Links & other sources
ADC Greater Washington, DC Street Map Book (174)
Wikipedia article on USS Maine
Wikipedia article on Spanish American War
NPS.gov List of Classified Structures Cuban Urn
Wikipedia on East Potomac Park

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