Staten Island Ferry Octopus Disaster Memorial Museum

Staten Island Ferry Octopus Disaster Memorial Museum Honoring those who lost their lives in one of the most mysterious maritime disasters in New York City history.

It was close to 4am on the quiet morning of November 22, 1963 when the Steam Ferry Cornelius G. Kolff vanished without a trace. On its way with nearly 400 hundred people, mostly on their way to work, the disappearance of the Kolff remains both one of New York’s most horrific maritime tragedies and perhaps its most intriguing mystery. Eye witness accounts describe “large tentacles” which “pulled” the ferry beneath the surface only a short distance from its destination at Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan. Nobody on board survived and only small pieces of wreckage have been found…strangely with large “suction cup-shaped” marks on them. The only logical conclusion scientists and officials could point to was that the boat had been attacked by a massive octopus, roughly half the size of the ship. Adding to the tragedy, is that this disaster went almost completely unnoticed by the public as later that day another, more “newsworthy” tragedy would befall the nation when beloved President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated. The Staten Island Ferry Disaster Museum hopes to correct this oversight by preserving the memory of those lost in this tragedy and educating the public about the truth behind the only known giant octopus-ferry attack in the tri-state area.

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Rest in Peace Ed Varuolo of Hypno-tronic Comics...You will be greatly missed...

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The Staten Island Ferry Octopus Disaster Monument is currently on display at Hypno-tronic Comics located at 156 Stuyvesa...
11/22/2017

The Staten Island Ferry Octopus Disaster Monument is currently on display at Hypno-tronic Comics located at 156 Stuyvesant Place in Staten Island, NY every day through New Year's Day ! Just a 2 minute walk from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal! Come on by, buy a t-shirt and pay your respects!

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The Brooklyn Bridge Elephant Stampede Memorial will now be on display in Battery Park 🐘🐘🐘

Brooklyn Bridge Elephant Stampede
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Brooklyn Bridge Elephant Stampede

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Believe it...or not! (You just read that in Jack Palance's voice, didn't you?)
08/20/2017

Believe it...or not! (You just read that in Jack Palance's voice, didn't you?)

This little artist finds some inspiration in the Staten Island Ferry Octopus Disaster Monument 🐙🎨🐙
08/05/2017

This little artist finds some inspiration in the Staten Island Ferry Octopus Disaster Monument 🐙🎨🐙

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5.27.17 Memorial Day Weekend 🇺🇸 🐙🇺🇸 A beautiful day in Battery Park

5.20.17 Battery Park, NYC
05/20/2017

5.20.17 Battery Park, NYC

SATURDAY 04.08.17 MARKS THE RETURN OF THE STATEN ISLAND FERRY OCTOPUS DISASTER MEMORIAL IN BATTERY PARK...
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SATURDAY 04.08.17 MARKS THE RETURN OF THE STATEN ISLAND FERRY OCTOPUS DISASTER MEMORIAL IN BATTERY PARK...

Timeline Photos
01/11/2017

Timeline Photos

Snowy Saturday in NYC...
01/07/2017

Snowy Saturday in NYC...

Timeline Photos
12/14/2016

Timeline Photos

Limited Edition Staten Island Ferry Octopus Disaster Memorial cold cast bronze replicas have started to ship! Be on the ...
12/05/2016

Limited Edition Staten Island Ferry Octopus Disaster Memorial cold cast bronze replicas have started to ship! Be on the lookout for your order! Just in time for the holidays! Please note, free shipping only throughout the continental US.

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It's Small Business Saturday! Support your local small businesses!

11*22*63 Never Forget
11/22/2016

11*22*63

Never Forget

Battery Park, NYC 11.6.16
11/06/2016

Battery Park, NYC 11.6.16

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10/23/2016

Battery Park 10.23.16 🐙

Beautiful Day at the Battery 10.15.16
10/15/2016

Beautiful Day at the Battery 10.15.16

A gloomy Sunday in Battery Park 10.9.16
10/09/2016

A gloomy Sunday in Battery Park 10.9.16

10.2.16 Battery Park
10/02/2016

10.2.16 Battery Park

10/02/2016

It's a beautiful crisp fall day in Battery Park...

Thanks for visiting the museum, @Robert J Melina! Glad you like your shirt!
09/30/2016

Thanks for visiting the museum, @Robert J Melina! Glad you like your shirt!

09/30/2016

It's been brought to our attention that PayPal has just started adding a shipping fee when people are ordering t-shirts. SHIPPING IS STILL FREE ON ALL ORDERS WITHIN THE CONTINENTAL USA!!!! Hopefully we will have this issue corrected by tonight! Sorry for the inconvenience!

Where will our brochures pop up next? Have YOU come across one yet in your travels?
09/30/2016

Where will our brochures pop up next? Have YOU come across one yet in your travels?

Photos from Staten Island Ferry Octopus Disaster Memorial Museum's post
09/15/2016

Photos from Staten Island Ferry Octopus Disaster Memorial Museum's post

Never forget...
09/03/2016

Never forget...

Passers-by paying their respect in Battery Park, Manhattan, this morning,  to those lost in the horrific octopus attack ...
09/03/2016

Passers-by paying their respect in Battery Park, Manhattan, this morning, to those lost in the horrific octopus attack that took down the Cornelius G. Kolff.

Timeline Photos
09/03/2016

Timeline Photos

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Staten Island, NY

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 13:00

Telephone

(718) 816-6556

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Comments

Where might the monument be at present?
Ferocious Staten Island cephalopods attacking the ferry from the inside.
The Brooklyn Bridge Elephant Stampede Memorial will now by on display at Battery Park 🐘🐘🐘
I remember where I was when I first heard about the disaster.
We are here and can't find the memorial