Day 241

Sailors’ Snug Harbor cemetery

August 27th, 2012

Known as Monkey Hill (you'll see the hill in two upcoming photos), this is the final resting place of more than 9,000 "aged, decrepit and worn-out" seaman who once called Snug Harbor home.

But where are all the graves? The guy cutting the grass told me the brass nameplates that once served as grave markers were removed after people starting stealing them to sell as scrap metal.


  1. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    So why were they not replaced with another kind of grave marker? Seems a little disrespectful to the ones buried there.

  2. Gigi says:

    Sometimes you just can’t understand why people would stoop to such low levels .. sigh!

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