(Photograph by E. H. Hart)

"Some of this happy group perished with the Maine and in place of their cheerful songs the murky waters of Havana Harbor float over what remains of the deck of their beloved battleship. The glee club of the Maine earned considerable popularity by their nautical songs, which were never wanting to cheer the sailor's heart. With one exception they were all young men that composed this bachelors' club. Besides excellent instrumental music, they were always in request among both officers and men to sing the songs for which they were famous." -Johnston

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