County

Hancock

Location (Address)

This monument is located inside Acadia National Park, on Mount Desert Island, Maine. The memorial can be found off Park Loop Road at Otter Point, part of the Fabbri Picnic Area.

Zip Code

04660

Type

Stone marker

Additional Type

Plaque

Maker/Sculptor

Robert W. Patterson, Landscape Architect

Date Erected

1937

Date Dedicated

1939

Inscriptions

IN MEMORY OF

1877 ALESSANDRO FABBRI 1922

LIEUTENANT U.S.N.R.F.

________

A RESIDENT AND LOVER OF MOUNT DESERT ISLAND

WHO COMMANDED THE

UNITED STATES NAVAL RADIO STATION

UPON THIS SITE FROM ITS ESTABLISHMENT

ON AUGUST 28, 1917 UNTIL DECEMBER 12, 1919.

AT THE END OF THE WORLD WAR HE WAS AWARDED THE NAVY CROSS.

HIS CITATION STATED THAT UNDER HIS DIRECTION THE STATION BECAME

“THE MOST IMPORTANT AND THE MOST EFFICIENT STATION IN THE WORLD.”

________

THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY HIS FRIENDS AND

FELLOW TOWNSMEN IN TESTAMENT TO HIS PATRIOTIC SERVICE, HIGH CHARACTER AND ENDEARING QUALITIES

1939

Materials

Granite Boulder and bronze plaque.

Sponsor

Friends and Fellow Townsmen of Alessandro Fabbri

Monument Description

This monument is dedicated to Alessandro Fabbri, a Mount Desert Island resident and Navy Lieutenant who commanded the former U.S. Naval Radio Station located at the site (now in Acadia National Park) for 27 months during World War I.

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Photographer

Libby Bischof

Date Taken

2016

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