Lower Manhattan in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
American Merchant Mariners' Memorial
This memorial serves as a marker for America's Merchant Mariners resting in the unmarked ocean depths.
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,
Erected 1991 by American Merchant Mariners' Memorial Incorporated.
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Military • War, US Revolutionary • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 40° 42.241′ N, 74° 1.068′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, in New York County. It is in Lower Manhattan. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Battery Place and West Street. 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. 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. History of Pier A (within shouting 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); a different marker also named New York Korean War Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); History of New Pier 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); History of the Battery WallBattery Wall Discovery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manhattan.
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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. (Submitted on March 29, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. The Battery: American Merchant Mariners Memorial. Official NYC Parks description of the monument. (Submitted on December 7, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,244 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on March 29, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. 3. submitted on November 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.