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Quarantine Station or Seafarer’s Cemetery 

The Quarantine Station or Seafarer’s Cemetery was on Santa Rosa Island, just south of the current Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) station at Little Sabine. It no longer exists due not only to land development, but also neglect, vandalism and abandonment. Its memory lives on, etched into a few headstones long since read and recorded.

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

Please send corrections, additions, or any other information to Evan Strohl, Chairman, WFGS Cemetery Committee, or the Webmaster. All sources will be credited.



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


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