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John Wolfe Ambrose

 
 
John Wolfe Ambrose Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 1999
1. John Wolfe Ambrose Marker
The marker at it original location at the then American Park/now Battery Gardens restaurant. The niche once had a bronze bust of Ambrose, which was stolen years before.
Inscription. 1838 – 1899
Dedicated by the City of New York to John Wolfe Ambrose for whom the Deep Sea Channel is Named
His vision, scientific knowledge and indefatigable courage aided in making New York the greatest Sea Port of the World

 
Location. 40° 42.147′ N, 74° 0.841′ W. Marker is in New York City, New York, in New York County. Marker is on State Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is in Battery Park. 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. New York Unearthed / The Shrine of Elizabeth Ann Seton (a few steps from this marker); Watson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort George (within shouting distance of this marker); This Ancient Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Herman Melville (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Petrus Stuyvesant’s Great House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); East Coast Memorial (about 600 feet away); First Church on Manhattan Island (about 600 feet away).
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
John Wolfe Ambrose Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 2009
2. John Wolfe Ambrose Marker
Over the years, the monument was gradually from view as the outdoor seating/serving area grew.
John Wolfe Ambrose Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 2017
3. John Wolfe Ambrose Marker
Early in 2017, it was chiseled out of the wall.
John Wolfe Ambrose Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 2017
4. John Wolfe Ambrose Marker
It was then reassembled on State Street alongside Battery Park. The monument's back still bears signs of its removal.
John Wolfe Ambrose Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 2017
5. John Wolfe Ambrose Marker
The text and a map of the Lower Bay in the process of being gilded.
John Wolfe Ambrose Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 2017
6. John Wolfe Ambrose Marker
The completed monument. The missing bust may eventually be replaced.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 15, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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