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High Water Mark

4.0 Feet

 

— October 29, 2012 —

 
High Water Mark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 19, 2019
1. High Water Mark Marker
Combining education and public service at the South Street Seaport.
Inscription.  
On this day, Hurricane Sandy brought a storm surge of 4 feet to this location indicated by the red line.

For more information about hurricanes in NYC, visit:
Know Your Zone
NYC.gov/Know Your Zone
NYC Emergency Management
NYC/gov/EmergencyManagement
OR CALL 311
(212-639-9675 for Video Relay service
or TTY: 212-504-4155)
 
Erected by NYC Emergency Management/South Street Seaport Museum/FEMA.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 40° 42.339′ N, 74° 0.2′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on South Street near John Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Pier 16, South Street Seaport, New York NY 10038, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wavertree (within shouting distance of this marker); Urban Archeology/Then and Now (within shouting distance of this marker); Archaeological Discovery/Making Land (within shouting distance
High Water Mark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 19, 2019
2. High Water Mark Marker
Sailing ship Wavertree in the background
of this marker); 170-6 John Street, 86 South Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 203 Front Street (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 207 - 211 Water Street (about 500 feet away); Fulton Fish Waist - 142 Beekman Street (about 500 feet away); 206 Front Street (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 1, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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