Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller
Date: November 1, 1986, November 1990, May 6, 2009
The first visit to the Statue was the day before Rosie and I ran the 1986 New York Marathon. We went sightseeing in lower Manhattan. At Battery Park on the southern tip of Manhattan, we saw this circular sandstone fort built from 1808 to 1811. It was America’s first immigration station, and eventually turned into an aquarian, exhibition hall, theater and now houses the ticket office for the Statue of Liberty. The Castle is just west of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. Next to the Castle, after purchasing tickets, we hopped on a Statue of Liberty Ferry. The last visit to the Castle was when I was with a group of seven City of Moraine co-workers and friends to catch a baseball game at Yankee Stadium and also at the New York Mets stadium. Our group randomly toured lower Manhattan. The Moraine gang did not go into the castle but sat outside on a bench resting (photo #2) and snacking as we enjoyed the view looking south at Ellis Island and Liberty Island.