Fragment of wood from the battleship "Maine"

Object Number: 
1970.55a
Date: 
ca. 1898
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 1/2 in. ( 0.3 x 9.8 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: on wood: "WRECK OF THE MAINE/FEB 15. 1899"
Description: 
Wood fragment from the warship "Maine," sunk in Havana Harbor in 1898 during the Spanish-American War.
Gallery Label: 
This wood fragment is from the battleship "Maine," which was sunk in Havana Harbor during the Spanish-American War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of H. Leslie Wildey
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group