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NENE27.5 km

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ShipwrecksShield - Burlington, NJ

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Along the Riverbank, west of Wood Street, this marker indicates the site where the ship Shield, bringing new Settlers to Burlington was enveloped in ice.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 5/6/2009

last visited: never

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WW40.1 km

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Plane Crash SitesB-25 Bomber

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At 4:40 PM, May 7, 1944, a B-25 Mitchell medium bomber, on route from Newark NJ to Kissimmee FL ran into heavy rain and hail over West Chester and crashed on the western edge of Oaklands Cemetery in a huge explosion and fire ball, killing all seven occupants of the plane.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ODragon

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 3/6/2006

last visited: 12/27/2007

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SESE48.9 km

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Plane Crash SitesCarranza Memorial

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Aviator captain Emilio Carranza, inspired by the transatlantic flight of Charles Lindbergh and looking to bring a similar national accomplishment to his homeland of Mexico, had a plan. He planned to fly nonstop from New York to Mexico City.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member chstress53

location: New Jersey

date approved: 9/17/2005

last visited: 6/2/2013

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SWSW48.9 km

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Famous FiresSite of Home of George Read - New Castle, DE

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The site of the home of Declaration of Independence signer George Reed.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Delaware

date approved: 9/7/2019

last visited: never

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EE53.3 km

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Railway Disaster SitesThe Blue Comet, Chatsworth, NJ 1939

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On a very wet August night, the Blue Comet, carrying passengers from Red Bank to Atlantic City, derailed, injuring 37.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 3/2/2008

last visited: 1/14/2012

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NWNW57.9 km

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Famous FiresRhoads Opera House Fire - Boyertown, PA

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January 13, 1908, the Rhoads Opera House caught fire and killed 171 people who were trapped inside, a fire which inspired revision of the fire safety laws in Pennsylvania.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Janila

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/27/2018

last visited: never

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EE63.1 km

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Plane Crash SitesBear Swamp Hill Thunderchief Crash

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A hill top in the Pine barrens where the Thunderchief, piloted by Major William F. Dimas struck & destroyed the fire tower. The craft impacted more then 900 trees coming to rest in Bear Hill Swamp below about 1200’ from the tower.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mars888

location: New Jersey

date approved: 8/29/2013

last visited: 11/7/2008

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EE80.6 km

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Famous FiresLaurel-in-the-Pines Fire 1967 - Lakewood, NJ

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Laurel-in-the-Pines, on the shores of Lake Carasaljo in Lakewood, New Jersey, was the most luxurious of the large hotels when Lakewood was the resort town of the rich and famous.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 2/12/2009

last visited: 3/2/2010

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SWSW87.1 km

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Plane Crash SitesEastern Airlines Flight 605 - Port Deposit, MD

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A landscaped granite monument marks the area where Eastern Airlines flight 605 crashed on May 30, 1947.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Maryland

date approved: 10/3/2012

last visited: 9/11/2015

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SESE92.9 km

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ShipwrecksSindia

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On December 15, 1901, the Sindia, a 329-foot, four-masted sailing barque, ran aground on the shores of Ocean City, New Jersey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Old Navy

location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/4/2005

last visited: 11/21/2015

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SWSW92.9 km

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Famous FiresBattle of Harve de Grace - Havre de Grace, MD

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During the War of 1812, at the Battle of Havre de Grace, the British burned the town to the ground. Every structure and building (except for one) was built after May 3, 1813.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/1/2018

last visited: 1/1/2018

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ShipwrecksLizzie H. Brayton

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The "Lizzie" sank off Point Pleasant in December of 1904. She was a 201 foot, 1000 ton four-masted schooner. She was built in 1891 in Bath, Maine. The Lizzie Brayton was enroute to New Haven, Connecticut with a cargo of coal when she struck a sand bar in a storm. She was pushed up onto the beach and swamped by the relentless waves.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member chstress53

location: New Jersey

date approved: 2/6/2006

last visited: 10/25/2011

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SWSW111.7 km

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Famous FiresCokesbury College - Abingdon, MD

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Site of the worlds first methodist college, which burned to the ground in 1795.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 8/11/2018

last visited: 8/11/2018

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ShipwrecksAtlantus

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The S. S. Atlantus is probably the most famous concrete ship. She was launched on December 5, 1918, at Wilmington, North Carolina. Commissioned June 1st, 1919.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Old Navy

location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/6/2005

last visited: 10/22/2016

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NWNW118.3 km

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Plane Crash SitesFRED J. KNAUF

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The marker reads: In Memory Lieut. FRED J. KNAUF, died March 28, 1942 There is a geocache nearby that brought me here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/27/2006

last visited: 5/1/2018

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NENE126.3 km

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Famous FiresStaten Island Ferry Whitehall Terminal - New York, NY

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The historic Staten Island Ferry building burned to the ground in 1991. The current building is from after the fire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 8/15/2018

last visited: 8/15/2018

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NENE126.7 km

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Infamous Crime ScenesFraunces Tavern - NYC, NY

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On January 24, 1975, four people were killed and 50 injured by a bomb at Fraunces Tavern.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 2/13/2014

last visited: 5/17/2018

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NENE127 km

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Famous FiresTrinity Church - NYC, NY

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posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 7/28/2013

last visited: 5/17/2018

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NENE127 km

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Plane Crash Sites40 Wall Street - NYC, NY

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Five people died when a US Air Force C-45 Beechcraft airplane crashed into this skyscraper on May 20, 1946.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 10/23/2013

last visited: 5/17/2018

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NENE127.1 km

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Infamous Crime Scenes1993 World Trade Center Bombing Epicenter - New York, NY

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A plaque within the National September 11 Memorial Museum marks the epicenter of the bomb blast that claimed the lives of 6 people on First Attack on the World Trade Center in 1993. The plaque is located in the level just below the main entrance.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/5/2016

last visited: 7/5/2016

Image for World Trade Center Site - New York, NYview gallery

NENE127.1 km

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Infamous Crime ScenesWorld Trade Center Site - New York, NY

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On September 11, 2001 two hijacked planes bound for California hit the north and south towers of the World Trade Center, claiming the lives of nearly three thousand heros. Today, the National September 11 Memorial stands in the tower's footprints.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/5/2016

last visited: 11/26/2018

Image for World Trade Center Site - New York, NYview gallery

NENE127.1 km

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Famous FiresWorld Trade Center Site - New York, NY

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On September 11, 2001 two hijacked planes bound for California hit the north and south towers of the World Trade Center, claiming the lives of nearly three thousand heros. Today, the National September 11 Memorial stands in the tower's footprints.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/5/2016

last visited: 8/8/2015

Image for World Trade Center - New York Cityview gallery

NENE127.1 km

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Plane Crash SitesWorld Trade Center - New York City

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Sept 11 2001 - A day no one will ever forget. Where were you?

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Doc-Dean

location: New York

date approved: 8/17/2005

last visited: 5/4/2019

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NENE127.3 km

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Plane Crash SitesUnited flight 826, Brooklyn, NY, 1960

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One of the two aircraft involved in the midair collision over New York on Dec. 16, 1960, crashed here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LeoGeo

location: New York

date approved: 1/11/2011

last visited: never

Image for Triangle Shirtwaist Factory - New York, NYview gallery

NENE129.6 km

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Famous FiresTriangle Shirtwaist Factory - New York, NY

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The site of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911 that killed nearly 150 workers. The building is now part of New York University.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 1/11/2017

last visited: 1/11/2017

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