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Bristol Basin

 
 
Bristol Basin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 28, 2010
1. Bristol Basin Marker
Inscription.
Bristol Basin

Beneath this East River Drive of the City of New York lie stones, bricks and rubble from the bombed city of Bristol in England… brought here in ballast from overseas, these fragments that once were homes shall testify while men love freedom to the resolution and fortitude of the people of Britain, they saw their homes struck down without warning… it was not their walls but their valor that kept them free……

And broad-based under all
Is planted England’s oaken-hearted mood,
As rich in fortitude
As e’er went worldward from the island-wall.

Erected by the English-speaking Union of the United States
1942
 
Erected 1942 by The English-speaking Union of the United States.
 
Location. 40° 44.245′ N, 73° 58.391′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Touch for map. The marker is on a plaza within the building grounds overlooking the river. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10010, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. E34th Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Rose Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Famous Czech Composer (approx.
Bristol Basin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 27, 2017
2. Bristol Basin Marker
The marker was recently moved here from an obscure corner in a stairwell. Where it was located in 1942 is unknown.
half a mile away); Rutherford Place (approx. 0.6 miles away); Antonin Dvořák plaque and statue (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rutherford Medical (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chester Alan Arthur (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pvt. Moses Miller (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Waterside image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 20, 2006
3. Waterside
A tower complex built on the Bristol Basin site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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