Freedom Crossing Monument ~ Lewiston, NY by artwhiz47

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This fine, larger-than-life bronze group by Youngstown, NY, sculptor Susan Geissler graces the waterfront above the Niagara at Lewiston, five miles south of where the river empties into Lake Ontario. It honors the conductors of the Underground Railway who delivered fugitive slaves to the safety of Canadian shores. A detail & more information can be seen here .
And note the large white house to the right, on the Canadian side. It is Glencairn .

A short bio, eh? I am Sheila, & I am short.

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  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely Capture

  • Thanks, Chris. I was involved in this project, & I’m so happy the way it all came together!

    – artwhiz47

  • hastypudding
    hastypuddingalmost 4 years ago

    terrific photo….if we forget history has a tendency to repeat itself

  • Truer words were never spoken. Thanks for that.

    – artwhiz47

  • John44
    John44almost 4 years ago

    Excellent job

  • Thank you, John – it was another of those situations where I had to wait for people to get OUT OF MY SHOT, please….

    – artwhiz47

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanalmost 4 years ago

    Great shot Sheila, what amazing statues, I really like this open air artwork!

  • Many thanks, Shaun. The sculptor, Susan Geissler, is currently working on another project with a local theme involving the Tuscarora Indians. Have seen the models; the finished product should be glorious.

    – artwhiz47

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldover 1 year ago

  • Thanks, Arlane… I am honored!

    – artwhiz47

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 1 year ago

    Fabulous monument to these hard workers Sheila – well captured too !

  • Thankee kindly, Roy.

    – artwhiz47

  • Stuart Mcguire
    Stuart Mcguireover 1 year ago

    very cool

  • Many thank yous, Stuart, & for the favorite!

    – artwhiz47

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