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American Merchant Mariners Memorial Plaque map_it

  • Description: Plaque on base
  • Materials: Bronze, granite
  • Cast: 1991
  • Dedicated: October 8, 1991
  • Fabricator: A. Ottavino Corp.
  • Donor: American Merchant Mariners' Memorial Inc.
  • Inscription: AMERICAN MERCHANT MARINERS' MEMORIAL / DEDICATED TO ALL MERCHANT MARINERS WHO HAVE SERVED AMERICA FROM THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR THROUGH THE PRESENT DAY. / IN THE PROSECUTION OF WAR AND IN PURSUIT OF PEACEFUL COMMERCE, UNRECOGNIZED THOUSANDS HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES AT SEA. / THEIR SACRIFICES HAVE HELPED SECURE AMERICA'S LIBERTY AND PROSPERITY. / THE SCULPTURE WAS INSPIRED BY A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE VICTIMS OF A SUBMARINE ATTACK ON AN AMERICAN MERCHANT SHIP / DURING WORLD WAR II. LEFT TO THE PERILS OF THE SEA, THE SURVIVORS LATER PERISHED. / 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 O. 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 --- REAR ADMIRAL THOMAS A. KING, USMS (RET), PRESIDENT --- BOARD OF DIRECTORS & MEMBERS / GOVERNOR MARIO M. CUOMO, STATE OF NEW YORK --- MAYOR DAVID N. DINKINS, CITY OF NEW YORK /

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Know Before You Go

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

ParkBattery Park

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 2014

ParkBattery Park

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: Fall 2014

Battery Park Weather

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    84°F
  • Tue
    Mostly Sunny
    79°F
  • Wed
    Mostly Sunny
    79°F
  • Thu
    Sunny
    81°F

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