A plaque attached to this memorial is inscribed: DEDICATED IN LOVING MEMORY TO THE PASSENGERS AND CREW OF THE CORNELIUS G. KLOFF WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ON NOVEMBER 22, 1963 IN ONE OF THE MOST MYSTERIOUS AND TRAGIC MARITIME DISASTERS IN AMERICAN HISTORY. ERECTED BY THE STATEN ISLAND FERRY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION AND CHEMICAL BANK.
A giant squid attacked a ferry boat? Seem incredible? It is. Located in Battery Park, Manhattan, the memorial was created by artist Joe Reginella as a social experiment.