“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Brookland Ferry Landing

Where American troops escaped the British Aug 29, 1776

Brookland Ferry Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Philip Gilson, 9 1 2013
1. Brookland Ferry Landing Marker
Inscription. This tablet marks The Brookland Ferry Landing From which point the American Army embarked during the night of August 29th 1776 Under the direction of General George Washington Ably assisted by Colonel John Glover Of Marblehead, Massachusetts
Erected 1929 by Brooklyn Bridge Plaza Association.
Location. 40° 42.191′ N, 73° 59.696′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Water Street and Furman Street. Click for map. At the start of Brooklyn Bridge Pier. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Water Street, Brooklyn NY 11201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Brookland Ferry Landing (here, next to this marker); Brooklyn City Railroad Company Building (within shouting distance of this marker); 1883 New York Harbor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Builders of the Bridge (about 400 feet away); Manhattan North of the Bridge to Canal Street (about 400 feet away); The Brooklyn Bridge (about 500 feet away); Eagle Warehouse (about 600 feet away); Walt Whitman (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Brooklyn.
More about this marker.
Brookland Ferry Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Philip Gilson, September 1, 2013
2. Brookland Ferry Landing Marker
This is the center section of plaque embedded in the sidewalk showing the area where the battle and escape took place.
One large marker on a stone plus several markers embedded in the sidewalk at the beginning of the wooden pier.
Regarding Brookland Ferry Landing. Additional info on the marker and the Battle of Brooklyn:

Add'l info on the battle, the retreat, the pursuit, and subsequent development of Brooklyn:

Brooklyn Bridge Plaza Association publ 1929

Brooklyn Heights: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of America's First Suburb
By Robert Furman
Also see . . .  Battle of Brooklyn. (Submitted on July 28, 2016, by Philip Gilson of Brooklyn, New York.)
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Philip Gilson of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Philip Gilson of Brooklyn, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on July 28, 2016.
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