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Catskill in Greene County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wanatonka Island

 
 
Wanatonka Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, March 2, 2019
1. Wanatonka Island Marker
Inscription.  Henry Hudson and his ship the Half Moon, stopped here in 1609
 
Erected 2009 by On-Ti-Ora Chapter, Catskill, NY National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1609.
 
Location. 42° 12.581′ N, 73° 51.226′ W. Marker is in Catskill, New York, in Greene County. Marker can be reached from Main Street. Marker is in Catskill Point Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Main Street, Catskill NY 12414, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hop-O-Nose (approx. ¼ mile away); Catskill Walking Tour (approx. 0.7 miles away); The World War (approx. ¾ mile away); Uncle Sam Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Uncle Sam (approx. 0.9 miles away); Martin Van Buren (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stone House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Burns-Curran Maintenance Facility (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Catskill.
 
More about this marker. Henry Hudson was in this area Sept 11-21, 1609.
The park also contains two war memorials
 
Also see . . .
Wanatonka Island image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, March 2, 2019
2. Wanatonka Island
Formed at the confluence of the Hudson and the Catskill. This is the Catskill as you look south.
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 A Fine Morning in New York. (Submitted on March 4, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
 
World War I & II Memorial at Catskill Point image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, March 2, 2019
3. World War I & II Memorial at Catskill Point
Catskill Point Park image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, March 2, 2019
4. Catskill Point Park
Military Operations of Gulf War and Desert Shield Memorial
Wanatonka Island View image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, March 2, 2019
5. Wanatonka Island View
Looking north from marker area along the Hudson. Olana, home of Hudson Valley Scool landscape artist Fredrick Church, is visible from this park. Olana just to the right of the bridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 3, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 3, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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