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Monument honors victims of fictional octopus attack

A new memorial has been erected in Battery Park in Manhattan. It commemorates those who were lost on November 22, 1963, when the Staten Island Ferry Cornelius G. Kolff was engulfed by a giant octopus. The only problem is, that never happened. There was never an octopus attack on the Staten Island Ferry. The memorial, however, is very real. The statue -- and the story -- was created by artist Joseph Reginella.
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