San Pedro in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial
The United States Merchant Marine has
faithfully served our country in times of war
and peace, hauling life and cargo to
every corner of the world.
This memorial is dedicated to those brave men
and women of all races, creeds and colors
who answered that call to serve.
National Maritime Day
May 22, 1989
Jasper D’Ambrosi [1926 – 1986]
The sculptor, Jasper D’Ambrosi was born and raised in Wilmington, California. His creation of the original design was finished and accepted in early 1986. However D’Ambrosi died August 1 of the same year before starting the final clay model. The enlargement was done by his sons Marc and Michael as a tribute to their father. The ‘Jacob's Ladder’ was cast at the family foundry, Arizona Bronze, Tempe, Arizona in 1967
Erected 1989 by American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial Committee.
Location. 33° 44.342′ N, 118° 16.765′ W. Marker is in San Pedro, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of South Harbor Boulevard and West 6th Street, on the right when traveling Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Pedro CA 90731, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Memorial: Propeller from Heavy Cruiser U.S.S. Canberra CA-70/CAG-2 (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Los Angeles (within shouting distance of this marker); Municipal Ferry Building - Maritime Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry Bridges Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anna Lee Fisher - Astronaut (about 300 feet away); Fishing Industry Memorial (about 400 feet away); Liberty Hill (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Pedro.
More about this marker. The Memorial is located in John S. Gibson Park, across the streetcar tracks and Sampson Way from the L.A. Maritime Museum to the east.
Additional keywords. "Jacob's Ladder"; Jasper D’Ambrosi [1926 – 1986], sculptor
Categories. • Labor Unions • Notable Places • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels •
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