See Edison Mfg. Co. footage of wreck of USS MAINE taken in 1898
CNN report on Cuban commemoration of centennial of the USS MAINE disaster
CNN report of Memorial Day at USS MAINE Memorial in Havana
This is one of the bow anchors recovered from USS MAINE during the salvage operation in Havana Harbor. It was presented to the City of Reading, Pennsylvania and was originally in a cemetery in West Reading. At some point it was moved to the main city park on 6th St. in Reading. The anchor can be approached from the street, there is no fence. Note the size of the anchor using your's truly as a yardstick, I am about 6'2".
During the period surrounding the Spanish-American War communities throughout the US clammored for pieces of the USS MAINE. Other parts of the ship can be seen at the "Maine Parts" page which belongs to the Spanish-American War Centennial site which has other information on the USS MAINE. The USS MAINE has been called the "longest ship in the Navy" due to the fact that so much of it has been disbursed throughout the country. The main mast of USS MAINE is now a memorial at Arlington National Cemetary.
Click here to view a facsimile of a catalog page from Bannerman's catalog