Friday, November 2, 2018

Maine Battleship Memorial

Lachlan and I went to New York City for the day.  It was his first visit to the city, and our object was to just walk around the streets and visit Central Park, for a start.  So we started with Central Park.  Just outside the Southwest corner, we found this monument.  This is a detail photograph, showing three statues.  The ignominy of this, if you are a statue, is having pigeons sitting on you all day!  These statues are part of an astounding memorial to the dead sailors of the USS Maine, which exploded in Havana Harbor in 1898. There were 355 sailors on board, and of these, there were 261 fatalities.

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