Captain John F. Gilooly

Captain John F. Gilooly (HM1YV5)

Location: Louisville, KY 40202 Jefferson County
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N 38° 15.552', W 85° 45.313'

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Captain John F. Gilooly

Louisville's most famous life saver at the Falls of the Ohio, Captain John F. (Jack) Gilooly (1855 - 1926), assisted in or effected the saving of 6,312 persons, property valued at $5,500,00, and recovery of 400 bodies of drowning victims. Perhaps his most famous rescue was in 1914, when he and crew saved 215 New Orleans Mardi Gras-bound passengers aboard the steamer Queen City, and "not one had a wet foot." Gilooly and his crew refused the $5,000 reward the grateful revelers presented him, but asked instead that the life saving service be made a part of the U.S. Coast Guard, which was accomplished in 1915.
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HM NumberHM1YV5
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Date Added Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 608904 N 4235307
Decimal Degrees38.25920000, -85.75521667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.552', W 85° 45.313'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 33.12" N, 85° 45' 18.78" W
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Area Code(s)502
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Louisville Riverwalk, Louisville KY 40202, US
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