Nearly 30 years after the bust of John Wolfe Ambrose, the Irishman who helped New York become one of the greatest sea ports in the world, was stolen from his memorial, a new bust was unveiled and rededicated on May 15, the anniversary of Ambrose’s death in 1899. The event, which was attended by Ambrose’s relatives from Ireland and the U.S., local dignitaries including Parks … [Read more...] about John Wolfe Ambrose Monument is Restored
John Wolfe Ambrose
Stolen 30 years ago, New York City’s monument to the Irishman who enabled the Port of New York and New Jersey to become the largest in the world has been restored.
Nearly 30 years after the bust of John Wolfe Ambrose, the Irishman who enabled New York to become one of the greatest sea ports in the world, was stolen from his memorial, the New York City Department of Parks … [Read more...] about Weekly Comment:
New York’s Monument to John Wolfe Ambrose is Restored
John Wolfe Ambrose emigrated from County Limerick as a boy and went on to leave an indelible mark on New York City. He cleaned the streets and turned New York Harbor into a world port. ℘℘℘ Like a true Renaissance man, John Ambrose had many interests and talents. His son-in-law, George F. Shrady, Jr., said his “giant intellect, coupled with his remarkable executive ability and … [Read more...] about The Irishman Who Built New York Harbor