you will find one of the most unusual War Memorial in the area .
Built in 1914 as a remembrance of the Spanish American War
an actual Torpedo Tube of the USS Maine which was sunk in Havana Harbor in Cuba and which started the war is on display ,as well as one of the 3 plaques is dedicated to Lt Friend William Jenkins who was Killed on the USS Maine and only Pittsburgher aboard it at the time. Only 2 other city's have a piece of the Maine as part of their memorial displays
While it was originally believed to have been an Exploding Mine in the harbor which sunk the ship more modern explanation is believed to be a fire in a Coal bunker on the ship caused it to sink when the fire broke thru the bunker into ammunition bunker nearby.
I grew up in Carrick and one of my Neighbors Charles Martin was a Spanish War Veteran and actual Roosevelt Rough Rider who charged San Juan Hill who was 101 years old when I spoke to him and he always thought our own government was behind its sinking.
Mr martin was present during the ceremony for the memorial
Special thanks to Jaison Viglietta For the excellent pictures he recently posted on Face Book of the Memorial below.