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Constitution Island in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Great Chain

 
 
The Great Chain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 24, 2011
1. The Great Chain Marker
Inscription.
was anchored
near this point.
1778 – 1783

 
Location. 41° 24.058′ N, 73° 57.08′ W. Marker is in Constitution Island, New York, in Orange County. Touch for map. Marker is located on Constitution Island, near the boat dock. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fortress West Point (here, next to this marker); Revolutionary War Constitution Island (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Great Chain (within shouting distance of this marker); Anna B. Warner Memorial Garden (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marine Battery (about 400 feet away); Hill Cliff Battery (about 400 feet away); The Warner House (about 400 feet away); Fort Constitution Area (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Constitution Island.
 
More about this marker. Three links from the Great Chain are found next to the marker.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. See the site where the Great Chain was anchored on the west side of the Hudson River, at West Point.
 
Also see . . .
The Great Chain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 24, 2011
2. The Great Chain Marker
Three links from the Great Chain are found next to the marker.
 The Revolutionary War on Constitution Island. The Constitution Island Association website. (Submitted on September 24, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Constitution Island image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 29, 2012
3. Marker on Constitution Island
The Great Chain marker is located near the boat dock, seen in the background.
The Great Chain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 29, 2012
4. The Great Chain Marker
The Warner House can be seen on the right behind the marker (seen at left).
Constitution Island at West Point image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 29, 2012
5. Constitution Island at West Point
The marker is located on Constitution Island across the river from the United States Military Academy.
The Great Chain image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 25, 2012
6. The Great Chain
This replica of the Great Chain with log booms is located just north of the marker.
The Great Chain image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
7. The Great Chain
Thirteen links from the Great Chain can be seen at Trophy Point in West Point, about ½ mile west of the marker.
Constitution Island as seen from West Point image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
8. Constitution Island as seen from West Point
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 469 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 24, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4, 5. submitted on September 29, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on August 26, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7, 8. submitted on September 24, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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