The Sanborn Wall

The Sanborn Wall (HM25Z3)

Location: Boca Raton, FL 33432 Palm Beach County
Country: United States of America

N 26° 20.81', W 80° 4.251'

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On this spot in June 1942, spies from German U-boats landed and occupied Dr. William Sanford's home built on this site in 1937. The subs, deployed during WWII as part of Hitler's Operation Drumbeat, torpedoed tankers and freighters traveling the east coast shipping lane carrying vital supplies to the U.S. and England. The Germans sank a total of 397 ships and killed 5,000 people. Twenty-four ships were sunk off the coast of Florida, 18 between Cape Canaveral and Boca Raton.
HM NumberHM25Z3
Year Placed2005
Placed ByCity of Boca Raton
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 592714 N 2914428
Decimal Degrees26.34683333, -80.07085000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 26° 20.81', W 80° 4.251'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds26° 20' 48.6" N, 80° 4' 15.06" W
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Area Code(s)561, 954
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400 Florida A1A, Boca Raton FL 33432, US
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