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The Battery

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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