5. The American Merchant Mariners Memorial

The American Merchant Mariners Memorial Untapped Cities AFineLyne

The American Merchant Mariners’ Memorial, designed by sculptor Marisol Escobar, sits on a breakwater just south of Pier A. The Bronze depicts four merchant seamen on their sinking vessel after an attack by a u-boat during World War II, with one seaman being pulled up out of the water.

American Merchant Mariners Memorial by Marisol Escobar at Pier A Untapped Cities AFineLyne

Also of note at that location, is an inscription on the walkway indicating where the shoreline of the Battery was in 1886. There were many such shoreline extensions.

changing-shoreline-of the Battery-Battery Park Esplanade-untapped-cities-afinelyne-NYC.The shoreline location in 1886, on the walkway in front of the American Merchant Mariners’ Memorial

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