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he Statue of Liberty’s original torch, which has been housed in the base of the statue since a replica replaced it in 1984 (inset), was moved across Liberty Island to its new home in a museum that will open next year. The base and the detached flame of the 3,600-pound torch, as well as a replica of Lady Liberty’s face, were trucked slowly and carefully to the museum construction site about 100 yards from the statue. Officials with the National Park Service and the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation said the torch was removed in 1984 because it was too badly damaged to restore.
In this video I take a boat trip from Battery Park in Manhattan across to Liberty Island to see the world famous State Of Liberty. This incredible monument was constructed in France and was presented as a gift to the United States Of America in 1886.
Statue Cruises are the official tour operator that provide boat trips to both Liberty and Ellis Island from 2 different pick up locations. Along with taking in the fantastic views of New York City, I share the complete experience of travelling across to the island including a full tour of the various different shops and facilities. I also head up to the Crown of the Statue Of Liberty for a unique look inside this incredible structure!