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American Merchant Mariners Memorial map_it

  • Location: Breakwater extension, section D
  • Sculptor: Marisol Escobar
  • Description: Three figures on boat, one figure is trying to grasp another figure that is in the water
  • Materials: Figures--bronze; lifeboat--fiber-reinforced concrete; concrete
  • Dimensions: group h 10'6" x l 24' x w 8'; pedestal h 6' x l 30' x w 12'
  • Cast: 1991
  • Dedicated: October 8, 1991
  • Foundry: TALLIX, Beacon, NY
  • Donor: $250,000; American Merchant Mariners' Memorial, Inc., c/o Joan Samsen Associates; tel. (212) 772-9363

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Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

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The SeaGlass Carousel is currently under construction. SeaGlass is an aquatic-themed ride aimed at providing an exciting amenity for the millions of tourists and New Yorkers who visit the Battery annually.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2015

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Portions of the Battery are closed for various improvements, including a connection between the Greenways along the Hudson River and the East River. The 12-acre site will feature a meandering bikeway and walkway through lushly planted perennial gardens; a reconstructed Battery Green, the large oval lawn that serves as a public assembly and performance area; restoration and relocation of 10 monuments to the perimeter for better placement and increased visibility; a protected and replanted woodland area; new paths, trees and seating surrounding the park, and upgraded paving, edging, furnishings and lighting.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2015

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