17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
The Merchant Marine Memorial located in Battery Park, NYC

Hidden away in the water off Battery Park in NYC, is one of the most moving memorials you are likely to see. The American Merchant Marine Memorial, sculpted by Marisol Escobar in 1991, takes the form of 3 merchant seaman stranded on a sinking ship, terrified, calling for help and trying to reach the desperate hand of one of their shipmates floundering in the water below. Twice a day, one of these tragic bronze mariners drown with the tide to remember all those the sea has taken.

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Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: New York, New York, United States of America
Copyright: © Michael Lent