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Niagara Falls, New York: Remnant of the USS Maine

On the pedestal of a Spanish-American War statue is a plaque made of metal from the sunken USS Maine.

660 Portage Rd, Niagara Falls, NY
Northeast of the Falls, on the southwest corner of Portage Rd and US-62 BUS/Pine Ave.
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Spanish-American War statue.

Remnant of the USS Maine

At the corner of Portage Road and Pine Avenue stands a statue of a soldier that fought in the Spanish-American War. One of the plaques on this statue's base was made from metal recovered from the USS Maine, which was destroyed in Cuba's Havana Harbor on February 15, 1898.

[Thom H, 08/11/2021]

A number of these plaques were made of melted-down Maine wreck metal and distributed to various cities; only a few are still on public view.

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