Quarantine Station or Seafarers Cemetery
Its location on the beach was sparsely-populated for years; however, headstones, photos, stones, and other remnants of information have surfaced from time to time. An article in the Pensacola News dated March 16, 1953, entitled, Wind-Blown Sands Covering Lonely Graves on Santa Rosa Island, by Mary Curry, mentions that an occasional beachcomber finds one or two headstones along the beach and lists information from three of the most recently discovered stones at that time. The story is still amazing today and a handful of names is now available. The list of names provided here are in alphabetical order and includes only the names of those interred.
—Evan Strohl, Chairman, WFGS Cemetery Committee, 2006
AIRD, George D. Chief Engineer, SS ACUBA, Sunderland [England] Aged 29 Death: Aug 08, 1881 CLAUSEN, Carsten Jacob Birth: Mar 03, 1821, Osbol, Schleswig Death: Nov 16, 1893, Santa Rosa Park, Florida DEARING, H. L. [Acting Surgeon, US Navy, Spanish-American War Veteran] HUFF, Mattie M. [No other information] LARSEN, Ingrid/Inger Andrea Birth: Mar 29, 1860, Brunlaugnes Death: Oct 01, 1897 [wife of Kaptein M. LARSEN, SS PHONIX] Huil i Fred McNEIL [No other information] RIBLEY, R. #1032 [Spanish-American War Veteran] SERVICE, Robert Saltcoats, Scotland, 2nd Engineer, SS EDGEMONT CASTLE Erected by the Captain, officers, engineers and crew Aged 27 Death: Aug 30, 1903 STEROPOLU, A. A Native of Athens [ no DOB ] Death: Aug 09, 1898 Drowned UNNAMED U.S. Soldier #248 [Spanish-American War Veteran] WENTZEL, Ed Bear River, N.S. Aged 26 Death: Apr 17, 1911