American Merchant Mariners' Memorial Plaque

Plaque reads:
Dedicated to all Merchant Mariners who have served America from the Revolutionary War through the present day. In the prosecution of war and in pursuit of peaceful commerce, unrecognized thousands have lost their lives at sea. Their sacrifices have helped secure America’s liberty and prosperity.
The sculpture was inspired by a photography of the victims of a submarine attack on an American merchant ship during World War II. Left to the perils of the sea, the survivors later perished.

This memorial serves as a marker for America’s Merchant Mariners resting in the unmarked ocean depths.

Dedicated October 8, 1991
Description: Depicts merchant mariners in a sinking lifeboat; dedicated to merchant mariners lost at sea. Plaque on base.
Donor/Source: American Merchant Marine Memorial, Inc. c/o Joan Samsen Assoc.
Fabricator/Sculptor: Marisol Escobar


2 comments

Jan Egil Kristiansen wrote...
Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Lost at sea, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

Joseph Hoetzl wrote...
@Jan Egil Kristiansen Thanks for the invite!


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