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Commodore Barry Park

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Commodore John Barry

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  • Location: Park Avenue, Navy Street, and North Elliot Place, South of Flushing Avenue, northeast corner of fieldhouse
  • Description: Inscribed stele with Celtic cross and US Navy seal at top and text below
  • Materials: Barre granite
  • Dimensions: H: 10" W: 30" D:18", 550 lbs.
  • Dedicated: March 15, 1996
  • Fabricator: Supreme Memorials, Inc.
  • Donor: Commodore Barry Club
  • Inscription: COMMODORE JOHN BARRY / FATHER OF THE AMERICAN NAVY / BORN Co. WEXFORD, IRELAND MARCH 15, 1745 / DIED PHILADELPHIA, PA. SEPTEMBER 13, 1803 / TO MARK THE 250TH ANNIVERSARY / OF HIS BIRTH MARCH 15, 1995 / GIFT OF THE COMMODORE BARRY CLUB OF BROOKLYN /

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