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The Question:

What was the name of the vessel that brought the Statue of Liberty to America?

The Answer:

French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and the people of France officially presented the completed Statue of Liberty to the United States minister to France in Paris on July 4, 1884.

It was then disassembled in Paris and packed in 214 wooden crates for shipment to the United States. The French ship Isere carried the statue across the Atlantic and landed in the United States on June 17, 1885. Assembly began shortly after construction of its pedestal was completed.

On Oct. 28, 1886, the statue was triumphantly dedicated in Upper New York Bay in a celebration overseen by President Grover Cleveland.

—The Editors


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