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Battery Park, Manhattan, New York City, NY
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

The Battery Park area is a jewel with plenty of Commuter traffic by water...Private and Public transportation to various spots across the East and Hudson Rivers. The Seaport Museum and ships are right there. Plenty of food vendor wagons in the area and the park...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Larry W
Reviewed October 12, 2018

This bronze statue appears on a stone breakwater northwest of Castle Clinton in Battery Park. It depicts a boat going down with three men onboard. One is on his knees while another cups his hands, calling for help. A third sprawls on deck, arm stretching...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

If you did not go to Peir A for food and drink, you may not notice this Memorial. It is located just right next to the seating area. Good structure for photo ops.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Prawet J
Reviewed June 11, 2017

See this monument as part of your visit to Battery Park. It is just one of several interesting statues and monuments in the park, which is also the departure point for the Statue of Liberty, so combine it with your overall visit to Lower Manhattan.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank mikesierra
Reviewed May 21, 2017

Looking forward to honoring lost Merchant Marine heroes on Memorial Day with friends, as in past years, I paid an advance visit a week before, and found that access to the plaque and about ten feet of shorefront railing was blocked off by metal fences....More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Hentyfan
Reviewed January 27, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Citprof
Reviewed November 21, 2016

This memorial is remarkable in several respects, not least because of the pathos of the men and the great danger of their situation -- one that was shared by many thousands during World War II. The effect of the tide is amazing. At low tide,...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank robcurtross
Reviewed November 16, 2016

The bronze sculpture depicts four merchant seamen with their sinking vessel after it had been attacked by a U-boat during World War II. One of the seamen is in the water, and is covered by the sea with high tide. The sculpture is based on...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Olga S
Reviewed October 6, 2016

The Memorial is based on an actual photo taken by a U-boat captain in WWII. I took a photo of the Memorial, with the Statue of Liberty on the left and Ellis Island on the right in the background of the photo.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Larry M
Reviewed September 13, 2016

While in Battery Park (northern end on the waterfront) please take a moment look for this powerful monument to the Merchant Mariners lost during wartime. The sculpture is very evocative: the survivors of a shipwreck stretch down into the water to rescue their shipmate. Depending...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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