(One of the very few relics left of the famous war vessel)This bell was especially cast for the U.S.S. Princeton, which was commanded by our late fellow-townsman, the illustrious Captain Robert F. Stockton, under whose patronage "The Princeton" was built. On February 28th, 1844, she was taken for a pleasure trip down the Potomac River, having on board President Tyler and his cabinet and other distinguished guests, invited by Captain Stockton to witness the performance of the vessel and her machinery. One of the guns, called "The Peacemaker" exploded, injuring many people, among them Captain Stockton himself, and killing Hon. Abel P. Upshur, Secretary of State, Thomas W. Gilmer, Secretary of the Navy, Captain Beverly Kennon, of the Navy, Virgil Maxcy, and Colonel David Gardner.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 10:34pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 528434 N 4466492|
|Decimal Degrees||40.34850000, -74.66518333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 20.91', W 74° 39.911'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 20' 54.60" N, 74° 39' 54.66" W|
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|Area Code(s)||201, 609, 732, 908|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10 Bayard Ln, Princeton NJ 08540, US|
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