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American Merchant Mariners’ Memorial

 
 
American Merchant Mariners' Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 30, 2008
1. American Merchant Mariners' Memorial Marker
Inscription. Dedicated to all merchant mariners who have served America from the Revolutionary War through present day. In the prosecution of war and in pursuit of peaceful commerce, unrecognized thousands have lost their lives at sea. Their sacrifices have helped secure America's liberty and prosperity. The sculpture was inspired by a photograph of the victims of a submarine attack on an American merchant ship during World War II. Left to the perils of the sea, the survivors later perished.

This memorial serves as a marker for America's merchant mariners resting in the unmarked ocean depths.

Marisol, Sculptor

In recognition and appreciation:

U.S. Senator John B. Breaux; U.S. Representative Walter B. Jones; U.S. Representative Helen Delich Bentley; U.S. Maritime Administrator Captain Warren G. Leback; America's Maritime Labor; America's Merchant Mariners; America's Maritime Industry; Battery Park City Authority

American Merchant Mariners' Memorial Incorporated; Lane Kirkland, Chairman; Read Admiral Thomas A. King, USMS (Ret), President; Board of Director & Members

Governor Mario M. Cuomo, State of New York; Mayor David N. Dinkins, City of New York
 
Erected 1991 by American Merchant Mariners' Memorial Incorporated.
 
Location.
American Merchant Mariners' Memorial image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 30, 2008
2. American Merchant Mariners' Memorial
Note the water line - at high tide the lowest figure is submerged
40° 42.241′ N, 74° 1.068′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Battery Place and West Street. Click for map. Marker is about 300 feet from the intersection, on a pier west of the Battery Park Garden of Remembrance and the Castle Clinton National Monument. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emma Lazarus (within shouting distance of this marker); Norwegian Maritime Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); New York Korean War Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); History of the Battery Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Wall Discovery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lives of Castle Clinton: (within shouting distance of this marker); Walloon Settlers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Manning Castle Clinton’s 28 guns (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. New York City Parks webpage on the American Merchant Mariners' Memorial. (Submitted on July 26, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
2. American Merchant Marine at War
American Merchant Mariners' Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
3. American Merchant Mariners' Memorial Marker
Figure in water is more submerged than in photo above, making the rescue seem more urgent.
. (Submitted on March 29, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US RevolutionaryWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,965 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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