Maury plaque

Matthew Fontaine Maury, memorial plaque at the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, USA.

MATTHEW FONTAINE MAURY PATHFINDER OF THE SEAS THE GENIUS WHO FIRST SNATCHED FROM THE OCEAN AND ATMOSHERE THE SECRET OF THEIR LAWS. BORN JANUARY 14TH, 1806 DIED AT LEXINGTON, VA. FEBRUARY 1ST, 1873 CARRIED THROUGH GOSHEN PASS TO HIS FINAL RESTING PLACE IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. EVERY MARINER FOR COUNTLESS AGES, AS HE TAKES HIS CHARTS TO SHAPE HIS COURSE ACROSS THE SEAS, WILL THINK OF THEE HIS INSPIRATION HOLY WRIT PSALMS 8 & 107, VERSES 3, 23 & 24 ECCLESIASTES CHAP. 1, VERSE 8
A TRIBUTE BY HIS NATIVE STATE VIRGINIA 1923
Photo courtesy Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.

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