Twilight at the Merchant Mariners' Memorial

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The memorial that is probably familiar to anyone who has waited for the Ferry to Liberty Island is on a pier just a few feet from Battery Park. The pier that is dedicated to all merchant mariners who have served America from the Revolutionary War through present day, was inspired by a Nazi photograph from World War II.

The view captures the desperation of American seamen after a Nazi U-boat attacked an American merchant marine vessel. While the marines held on to their sinking vessel, a German photographed the victims, and then the U-Boat left the struggling Americans, lost at sea.

The final words of the inscription on the marker “This memorial serves as a marker for America's merchant mariners resting in the unmarked ocean depths.”

Leonardo Martins, weinermobile, and 10 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. gwrcath 36 months ago | reply

    Pin sharp detail, wonderful light and composition. Very well captured and described.

  2. Rolf Piepenbring 36 months ago | reply

    Great perspective and colors!

  3. coll993 [deleted] 36 months ago | reply

    Brilliant shot!! Hope you dont mind my notes,,!

  4. Eddie C3 36 months ago | reply

    Not at all. As a matter of fact, thank you for your notes.

  5. Tim Archer Photos 36 months ago | reply

    this is a perfect shot - that bird is a show pony! very good shot of an interesting memorial.

  6. John Jacobs 36 months ago | reply

    Excellent composition. Like the bird, the Statue of Liberty, and the memorial, with the streaming light on the left.

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  7. fatherandson photography 36 months ago | reply

    Composition is just right a great capture


  8. axel hydre 36 months ago | reply

    Excellent work

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  9. Micky** 25 months ago | reply

    Thanks for entering this fantastic photo
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  10. degghi 16 months ago | reply

    Amazing shot perfectly composed

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