Discover the story behind Staten Islands most compelling mystery.
The Staten Island Ferry Disaster....⛴🐙
- •On the morning of November 22nd 1963 the Cornelius G. Kolff ferry disappeared. Eye witness accounts describe large tentacles which pulled the ferry beneath the surface only a short distance from its destination the Whitehall terminal in lower Manhattan.
- •The only logical conclusion scientists and officials could point to was that the ferry 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 took place when president JFK was assassinated.
- •To honor those lost and educate the public about the only known giant octopus attack in the tri state area a memorial has been placed in Battery Park in Manhattan.
- •For more information on the event and to visit the Staten Island Ferry Disaster Memorial Museum please go to http://www.sioctopusdisaster.com/home.html
- •T-shirts are available to purchase on the website.
- •Hopefully by now you have guessed that this is indeed an elaborate hoax. Created by artist Joe Reginella as a multimedia art project and social experiment in NYC.
- •The directions to the SI Ferry Disaster Memorial Museum actually just take you to the Snug Harbor Cultural center in Staten Island. Which has a really nice botanical garden that allows dogs.