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Financial District in Manhattan in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

American Merchant Marine

 
 
American Merchant Marine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2009
1. American Merchant Marine Marker
Inscription.  
This tablet dedicated
to the memory of the men of the
American Merchant Marine
who gave their lives in the World War that liberty should perpetually endure.
“These men rendered one of the greatest services that could have been done for our nation and civilization’s cause. Hundreds of precious lives were lost – a loss that can never be made up by their country.”
Warren G. Harding

Presented to the Nation by the
William H. McClelland Post
No. 1 U.A.W.V. (U.S. Shipping Board Division)
on May 30, 1921.
Donated by William H. Todd

 
Erected by William H. McClelland Post No. 1 U.A.W.V. (U.S. Shipping Board Division).
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #29 Warren G. Harding series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1659.
 
Location. 40° 42.266′ N, 74° 0.833′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, in New York County. It is in the Financial District.
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Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Bowling Green, on the right when traveling south on Broadway. Marker is on the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, just south of Bowling Green. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Gustav Heye (here, next to this marker); Native People Of The Western Hemisphere (here, next to this marker); Sharing the Circle (here, next to this marker); Places of Exchange (here, next to this marker); “North America” sculpted by Daniel Chester French (here, next to this marker); The Marketplace (here, next to this marker); Drawn To The City (a few steps from this marker); Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House / National Museum of the American Indian (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manhattan.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Marker Location
This marker is affixed to the outside of what is now the American Museum of the American Indian.
    — Submitted August 8, 2010, by Daniele Gates of Brooklyn, New York.
 
Marker on the U.S. Custom House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2009
2. Marker on the U.S. Custom House
Marker is located just south of Bowling Green park.
Marker in Downtown Manhattan image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2009
3. Marker in Downtown Manhattan
Located at the National Museum of the American Indian.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,176 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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