Sinking of the Union Steamship Maple Leaf
Orange Park, FL

Photos/Text courtesy of Richard Edling, Philadelphia, PA
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1. Sinking of the Maple Leaf - Waymarking.com
2. Military History Online - The Maple Leaf Adventure
3. Maple Leaf Shipwreck
4. Maple Leaf (shipwreck) - Wikipedia
5. Maple Leaf Steamship - National Historic Landmark
     

(June 2008) Enlarge Historical marker at the end of Kingsley Ave, Orange Park, FL
 
The Maple Leaf was steaming down the St. Johns River in April of 1864 when she came into contact with a Confederate "torpedo" or mine. The torpedo went off, killing four men and sinking the steamer instantly. Everyone else was able to get off safely
 
Archaeologists have recovered more than 3,000 artifacts from the Maple Leaf and many of them, along with other information on the incident, can be seen now in both a traveling exhibit and at the Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville

(June 2008) Enlarge St. Johnís river looking south from the marker

        

 

(June 2008) Enlarge St. Johnís river looking north from the marker

Enlarge Red star marks photo locations

Map courtesy of MapQuest.com

      
 

Enlarge Red star marks photo locations
 
Map courtesy of MapQuest.com

   

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