Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Scott Golden, Tim Clark
Date: November 1990, 2009
We took the ferry boat from Battery Park across New York Harbor to Liberty Island to see the famous copper statue which is an icon of freedom, democracy and a symbol to welcome immigrants arriving by sea. The statue has been a national monument since 1924, a gift of friendship from the people of France, dedicated on October 28, 1886. I climbed the 215 steps or 10 stories to the pedestal and then the crown. There were fantastic views looking across the harbor back towards New York City and the twin towers. I took lots of movie film. We also filmed several gangster scenes for Moraine Playhouse Theater at the base of the statue and didn’t get caught by security guards.