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MERCHANT MARINE MEMORIAL

 

Artwork

Title Artist Date

Merchant Marine Memorial

 

Tony DeCorse

1995
 

Medium

Medium Category

Polished Black Granite Stone with Bronze Relief on Grey Granite Base with Engraved Granite Footstone

Memorial

Measurements

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Description

Description
Bronze relief depicts a shipping vessel in abstract above an inscription that reads: "Our convoy ships were referred to as the "Rust Bucket Brigade" because they were never in port long enough to get a coat of paint before we went out to sea again." "We delivered arms and supplies to our fighting soldiers, speeding victory over the common enemies in World War II 1941-1945. This long overdue monument honors all the seamen of the W.N.Y. Merchant Marines during those most desperate days."


 

Biographical Info.

Bio.
The granite footstone is engraved with the emblem of the U.S. Merchant Marines with an inscription that reads: "In Peace and War - Dedicated to the memory of Merchant Marine Seamen who in World War II gave their lives in the service of their country."



 

Location History

Location Purpose Date Verified Current Record
Veterans Memorial Park along the Buffalo River Display September 2003 Yes
Buffalo Auditorium
 
Storage December 1999 No
Veterans Memorial Park along the Buffalo River Display November 1999 No

Conservation/Preservation History

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Condition Survey History

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