Governors Island in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
“The Lighthouse Act of 1790 was sponsored by Alexander Hamilton and signed by George Washington at a time when the Federal Government capital was New York City. On the New York and New Jersey coastlines stand many historical lighthouses, monuments to early Coast Guard navigation and search-and-rescue history. The lighthouse at Sandy Hook, built in 1764, was one of the first to be constructed in the New World. Squan Beach, N.J., was the site of the rescue of 201 people from the British Bark Ayrshire. Robbins Reef light, in New York Harbor, is noted for having had the only female lighthouse keeper in the harbor. The Statue of Liberty’s lighted torch is still used as a navigation aid, guiding ships into port. The first lighted buoys used to mark shipping channels were deployed in New York Harbor. Coast Guard buoy tenders and icebreakers have long kept the Hudson River navigable and open to commercial shipping.”
Location. 40° 41.427′ N, 74° 1.299′ W. Marker is in Governors Island, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Craig Road and Division Road, on the left when traveling south on Craig Road. Touch for map. Marker is located on Governors Island. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least Wheeler Avenue (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flight on Governors Island (about 700 feet away); McKim, Meade & White, Architects of Governors Island (about 800 feet away); The Early Birds (about 800 feet away); Liggett Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Slate Roofs on Colonels Row (approx. 0.2 miles away); Purchase of Governors Island Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clayton Road (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Governors Island.
Also see . . . Governors Island National Monument. National Park Service website. (Submitted on September 11, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 200 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 11, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.