Malta Shipwreck

Malta Shipwreck (HMLLM)

Location: Belmar, NJ 07719 Monmouth County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 10.729', W 74° 0.792'

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Why is this pole here?

This pole is actually a part of Belmar's maritime history. It is the foremast (front mast) of the Malta, a ship that was wrecked off 8th Ave. in Belmar on November 24, 1885. The foremast was salvaged and mounted here as a standpipe for the sewer system. The remains of the shipwreck are located across the street, about 100 yards offshore. The sternpost can be seen at low tide.

If you look closely at the foremast, you can see the guide rail which was used to guide the sail up the mast. At the top of the foremast, you can see the cap which secured the upper mast. At the bottom of the foremast, you can see the "gudgeons," the metal fittings where the boom was attached. A boom is a pole used to extend the bottom of a sail.
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HM NumberHMLLM
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Placed ByBorough of Belmar
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 6:22pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 584013 N 4448071
Decimal Degrees40.17881667, -74.01320000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 10.729', W 74° 0.792'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 10' 43.74" N, 74° 0' 47.52" W
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Area Code(s)732
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 8th Ave, Belmar NJ 07719, US
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