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The Lady Liberty of the Susquehanna River
The Lady Liberty of the Susquehanna River

This is a challenging one to see from the air, but well worth it!

Near the Harrisburg, PA area, this Lady Liberty stands in the river and can be seen by air quite easily, but better as you go lower....study your charts and fly with a co-pilot doing this as it is near high terrain, towers, and two Class D airports.

A New Colossus - as inscribed on the ORIGINAL Statue which sits in the Hudson River in New Jersey...

New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"


Background of the Lady in the River.....

Traveling along Routes 22/322 on the eastern shore of the Susquehanna River north of Harrisburg (or along Routes 11/15 on the western shore) … you have to stay alert or you might miss a very cool roadside wonder. Standing proudly atop a platform (remaining from a bridge that has been gone for over 100 years) is a 25-foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty!

George Stilp, a well-known name in Pennsylvania political activism, built an 18-foot Lady Liberty in the mid 1980s. It turned heads and made headlines because of its location and the materials from which it was built. His original creation was fabricated from venetian blinds! A few years later, the statue was in serious need of repair due to storms. Stilp and a group of volunteers rebuilt the statue (using more robust materials) and raised the size to its present size of 25 feet.

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Website http://roadsidewonders.net/susquehanna-lady-liberty/
Phone Number N/A
Categories Fishing,Other,Hiking
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Submitted By MIKE MARRA MIKE MARRA (448 destinations have been submitted by this member)
Last Reviewed Sunday, June 17, 2018
Recommended Airport
Name 0PA2-HAUNSTEIN
Distance Transportation Available, distance unknown
Open to the Public? No
Longest Runway 11/29 - 500 x 100 feet, Turf, in Unknown condition
Control Tower No
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     View    8PA6   TURTLE ROCK    2.1 nm at 291 degrees   (Private)
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