American Merchant Marines Memorial

American Merchant Marines Memorial

American Merchant Marines Memorial
4.5
The area
Neighborhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • Whitehall St – South Ferry • 2 min walk
  • South Ferry • 3 min walk
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Jim A
Portland, ME1,337 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This Memorial is harrowing and freaky. With that, you understand the nature of their business that has cost many lives through the years.
Extremely well-done sculpture that is quite moving. make sure to see it if you are visiting Battery Park.
Written March 27, 2022
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misopiso88
Seattle, WA25,281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We were on a self-guided tour of all the memorials in Battery Park and absolutely loved this one! So impactful how the creator incorporated the water into the memorial itself!
Written January 20, 2020
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Citprof
Las Vegas179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Solo
The water lapping up on the figure in the water was haunting....I found it very moving. And beautiful. Definitely one of my favorite experiences of my trip to NYC.

The plaque said they were on a ship that had been torpedoed and they all ended up perishing after all. Crew on the U-Boat were photographing them. Just heartbreaking.

It's down in Battery Park. I had never heard of it before and was just walking around one rainy Sunday later afternoon. Saw some guys looking at something out in the water so went to investigate.

It was gut wrenching yet also in a way made me feel proud of all of the Americans that have sacrificed so much in the past, present, and future to try to keep the world free.

That's Ellis Island across the water in my photo.
Written January 27, 2017
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MrsScrappy
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Make a point to check out this very arresting sculpture honoring those forever lost at sea. It changes depending on the tides.
Written January 28, 2020
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Louis F
Altus, OK1,110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Very poignant memorial to the Merchant Mariner's who have sacrificed a lot in service. The memorial is easy to miss if there are long lines waiting for the boat to the Statue of Liberty.
Written April 26, 2023
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MJH1
Bedfordshire, UK6,270 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
Quietly sat on the small pier at the edge of battery park, you could almost miss this powerful and clever sculpture

Two merchant marines standing watch over a third trying to pull a fourth out of the waters of the Hudson

Evocative
Written February 18, 2023
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland29,768 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
The American merchant mariners statute in lower Manhattan is really gripping. The lapping water in the piece of the statute in the sea brings this to life! Amazing.
Written January 29, 2023
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland29,768 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Solo
I really like this monument as it’s very striking and well constructed. It’s a very gripping design and falls naturally into the water. Highly recommended. .
Written February 5, 2022
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Mike S
London, UK920 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Memorial commemorating those who lost their lives sailing in the merchant marine during world war two.Moving and evocative bronze inspired by those killed by submarine attack.
Written October 26, 2019
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Aussie_2012
Melbourne, Australia897 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
This memorial has been ingeniously done to pay tribute to the merchant mariners who lost their lives at sea. As the tides ebb and flow the sculpture reveals a sailor been grasped by the hands of a fellow sailor. A beautiful and moving memorial.
Written June 11, 2019
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