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The Battery and Liberty Island By Ship and by Sea Horse

The second week in July included one of the summer's highlights for the students, a visit to the Battery and the Statue of Liberty. Warrie Price, founder and president of the Battery Conservancy, gave them an overview of the dramatic changes in the park in the last two decades. Then it was through the park and onto a ship that took them to the Statue of Liberty. On their return to the mainland there was one more stop in the park, to enjoy the magic of the recently opened Sea Glass carousel.

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Photos by Michael J. Leahy

Arriving on Liberty Island, from left: Vasiki, Emmanuel Jr., Isaiah, Kate Fenneman Stokes, Desiree, Fran Lester, Ibrahim, Muhammad and Sumitra.

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A beautiful day for sightseeing …

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… as well as for a bit of clowning around.

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Searching for the perfect photograph.

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Back at the Battery, Muhammad waits to board one of the bobbing, whirling, spinning seahorses of the Sea Glass carousel, designed to evoke the illusion of being underwater.

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For Sumitra, Desiree, Muhammad and Isaiah, it's a happy voyage.

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