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Governors Island

 
 
Governors Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
1. Governors Island Marker
Inscription.
In August 1776 island cannons were a key factor in keeping the British Navy out of the East River, allowing General Washington’s army to escape to Manhattan and fight another day.

Revolutionary War Heritage Trail

 
Erected by State of New York.
 
Location. 40° 42.077′ N, 74° 0.7′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on South Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is on the front of the Governors Island Ferry Building. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Municipal Ferry Terminal (a few steps from this marker); Petrus Stuyvesant’s Great House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Watson House (about 700 feet away); New York Unearthed / The Shrine of Elizabeth Ann Seton (about 800 feet away); Fraunces Tavern (about 800 feet away); Fraunces Tavern Tallmadge Memorial (about 800 feet away); First Church on Manhattan Island (approx. 0.2 miles away); This Ancient Cannon (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. The marker features a map of New York
Governors Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
2. Governors Island Marker
State with Revolutionary War Heritage Trail Sites indicated. It has a caption of “The Revolutionary War Heritage Trail links historic sites that tell the story of New York’s decisive role in America’s fight for independence.”
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Governors Island. The Trust for Governors Island website. (Submitted on September 10, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Governors Island. New York Harbor Parks website. (Submitted on September 10, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Governors Island National Monument. National Park Service website. (Submitted on September 10, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Lower Manhattan image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
3. Marker in Lower Manhattan
The marker can be seen to the left of the door of the Ferry Building.
Governors Island Ferry Building image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
4. Governors Island Ferry Building
The Governors Island Ferry Building, on which the marker is located, can be seen on the left in the photo. The ferry slip is in the center.
Governors Island image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
5. Governors Island
Cannon on Governors Island image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
6. Cannon on Governors Island
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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