My Genealogy Hound

U.S.S. Maine passing under the Brooklyn Bridge, Historic Photo

U.S.S. Maine passing under the Brooklyn Bridge, historic photo

An historic photo view of the U.S.S. Maine passing under the Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, New York.

Construction began on the Brooklyn Bridge in 1870 and was completed in 1883. At 5,988 feet long, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world at that time. It has been designated as a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service.

The U.S.S. Maine was destroyed not long after this photograph was recorded. On February 15, 1898, the U.S.S. Maine exploded in Havana Harbor, Cuba which killed 266 of the crew of 355 sailors and officers. This led to the rallying cry of "Remember the Maine" and help build the momentum that led to the Spanish-American War which began in April 1898.

The vintage photo was published by Detroit Publishing Co., about 1895-1897.

View additional New York Vintage Postcards and Historic Photographs

View additional vintage postcards, historic photos and images for other topics and locations

Use the links at the top right of this page to search or browse thousands of family biographies, vintage maps and vintage postcards.

Follow My Genealogy Hound on Facebook: Follow me on Facebook