The Secrets of Jacksonville You Should Know AboutOctober 21, 2013 11 comments Print Article
Jacksonville has incredible stories and most of them are still largely unknown.
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The SS Gulfamerica was torpedoed off the coast of Jacksonville Beach by Nazi submarines in 1942 because it was illuminated by the lights of Jacksonville Beach, which at the time was not observing a mandated blackout. A total of two officers, two armed guards and 15 crewmen were killed in the sinking.
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