The Mackinac Disaster - Pawtucket, RI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ODragon
N 41° 52.164 W 071° 22.819
19T E 302458 N 4638015
Quick Description: A stone marker down by the docks...
Location: Rhode Island, United States
Date Posted: 9/26/2008 6:22:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM4T0R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DudleyGrunt
Views: 43

Long Description:
The Mackinac Disaster
August 18th, 1925
Dedicated to the memory of the 55
whose lives were lost
"Husbands, wives and children
torn from each other's side
by that hissing, blinding, burning steam"

Google does not give much information on this disaster other than to say that it was an explosion of a boiler on the steamship Mackinac. 150 people were burned and 55 people died as a result of this explosion in Newport harbor.
Relevent website: [Web Link]

List if there are any visiting hours:

Entrance fees (if any):

Sponsor(s): None given

Parking coordinates: Not Listed

Date dedicated: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please submit at least one photo taken by you of your visit to the location (non-copyrighted photos only). Photos of yourself are preferred, but GPS photos are also accepted with the location in the background. Old vacation photos are also allowed. If you are not able to provide a photo, then please describe your visit or give a story about the visit. Please list anything that has changed since the waymark was created.

When taking photos at the memorials in this category, please keep in mind the nature of the location and do not post "goofy" or disrespectful pictures.
Search for... Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Maritime Monuments and Memorials
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
RPStew visited The Mackinac Disaster - Pawtucket, RI 4/6/2016 RPStew visited it
Roscoe45 visited The Mackinac Disaster - Pawtucket, RI 6/11/2011 Roscoe45 visited it
ODragon visited The Mackinac Disaster - Pawtucket, RI 9/20/2008 ODragon visited it
The Blue Quasar visited The Mackinac Disaster - Pawtucket, RI 9/19/2008 The Blue Quasar visited it

View all visits/logs