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Governors Island

 
 
Governors Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
1. Governors Island Marker
Inscription.  
In August 1776 island cannons were a key factor in keeping the British Navy out of the East River, allowing General Washington’s army to escape to Manhattan and fight another day.

Revolutionary War Heritage Trail

 
Erected by State of New York.
 
Location. 40° 42.077′ N, 74° 0.7′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on South Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is on the front of the Governors Island Ferry Building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Municipal Ferry Terminal (a few steps from this marker); Staten Island Ferry (was about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing. ); American Jewish Tercentenary (about 500 feet away); Petrus Stuyvesant’s Great House (was about 600 feet away but has been reported permanently removed. ); New Amsterdam Plein: Five
Governors Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
2. Governors Island Marker
(about 600 feet away); New Amsterdam Plein: Three (about 600 feet away); New Amsterdam Plein: Four (about 600 feet away); New Amsterdam Plein : Six (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. The marker features a map of New York State with Revolutionary War Heritage Trail Sites indicated. It has a caption of “The Revolutionary War Heritage Trail links historic sites that tell the story of New York’s decisive role in America’s fight for independence.”
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Governors Island. The Trust for Governors Island website. (Submitted on September 10, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Governors Island. New York Harbor Parks website. (Submitted on September 10, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Governors Island National Monument. National Park Service website. (Submitted on September 10, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Lower Manhattan image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
3. Marker in Lower Manhattan
The marker can be seen to the left of the door of the Ferry Building.
Governors Island Ferry Building image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
4. Governors Island Ferry Building
The Governors Island Ferry Building, on which the marker is located, can be seen on the left in the photo. The ferry slip is in the center.
Governors Island image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
5. Governors Island
Cannon on Governors Island image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
6. Cannon on Governors Island
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 10, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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