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A new Texas Historical Marker denoting the location of the old St. Mary’s Orphanage, which was lost in the Great 1900 Storm, is now in place at 69th St. and Seawall Blvd. in Galveston. The original marker was lost in Hurricane Ike in 2008. Through the efforts of Galveston County business and civic leaders, the new marker was placed on the site on January 7, 2014.
The Great 1900 Storm killed 8,000 men, women and children, including 10 Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and 90 orphans in their charge. The Sisters tried to calm the children by having them sing Queen of the Waves, a French hymn brought to the United States by the first Sisters in the Congregation.
Below are audio recordings of Queen of the Waves in English, Spanish and Kiswahilli.