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Brookland Ferry Landing

 
 
Brookland Ferry Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
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

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On March 17, 1776 the British Army evacuated Boston and prepared to launch an assault on New York. By August 22, 1776 the British had assembled 200 vessels carrying 30,000 soldiers to attack New York.

The Battle of Long Island began on August 27, 1776. Surrounded and outnumbered, the American Army retreated to their fortifications protecting the Village of Brooklyn and the ferry crossing.

“It is a matter of the utmost importance to prevent the enemy from taking possession of the City of New York and the North River, as they will thereby command the country.”
George Washington                January 8, 1776

“The fate of unborn millions will now depend on the courage and conduct of this army. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer of die.”
George Washington                 July 22, 1776

“Remember, officers and soldiers, that you are freemen fighting for the blessings of liberty .”
Brookland Ferry Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
2. Brookland Ferry Landing Marker
George Washington                August 23, 1776

 
Erected 1929 by Brooklyn Bridge Plaza Association.
 
Location. 40° 42.193′ N, 73° 59.697′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Fulton Street and Furman Street, on the right when traveling west on Old Fulton Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the waterfront at the Fulton Ferry Landing. Marker is in this post office area: 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
More about this marker. One of the adjacent markers contains a map of Brooklyn prior to the August 27, 1776 battle.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on the Brooklyn Waterfront image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
3. Marker on the Brooklyn Waterfront
Adjacent Marker #1 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
4. Adjacent Marker #1
Adjacent Marker #2 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
5. Adjacent Marker #2
Adjacent Marker #3 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
6. Adjacent Marker #3
This marker contains an image of a map of the Brooklyn area during the time of the battle.
Adjacent Marker #4 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
7. Adjacent Marker #4
Adjacent Marker #5 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
8. Adjacent Marker #5
Adjacent Marker #6 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
9. Adjacent Marker #6
Markers at the Fulton Ferry Landing image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
10. Markers at the Fulton Ferry Landing
The six markers can be seen in this photo flanking the Brookland Ferry Landing marker.
Brooklyn Ferry Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
11. Brooklyn Ferry Landing Marker
The marker is located next to the Brooklyn Ice Cream Company which is itself housed in an historic fire boat house built in the 1920s.
Brooklyn Ferry Landing Marker with the Brooklyn Bridge in background image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
12. Brooklyn Ferry Landing Marker with the Brooklyn Bridge in background
Manhattan from the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
13. Manhattan from the Marker
This photo looks from the marker towards Manhattan, the destination of Washington's retreating army.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,346 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   11, 12. submitted on May 17, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   13. submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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