|My wife's photo of Lady Liberty standing|
in the middle of the Susquehanna River.
in the middle of the Susquehanna River was Lady Liberty. Not the real one, but a replica of it that was built from plywood and venetian blinds in 1986 and placed on the pier by Gene Stilp and about a dozen of his friends on July 1, 1986. They accomplished the feat by towing the 450 pound statue to the river and then hauled it about half a mile downstream to the pier with the use of two boats. While attempting to accomplish their feat, two passing canoeists passed and offered a hand. With the use of ropes it was hoisted onto the old pier, the blinking construction hazard light installed in the torch was turned on and the men returned to their base and enjoyed a few beers and pizza.
|A different view of Lady Liberty taken by Associated|
Press photographer Carolyn Kaster in 2005.