1883 The City of Brooklyn
The Atlantic Basin
The Atlantic Basin
By the late 1860s, the six-mile stretch of Brooklyn’s waterfront between Greenpoint on the north and Red Hook on the south was solidly lined with docks and warehouses. Here merchant ships from around the world came to trade fruit, sugar, tea and other goods for American products. Brooklyn’s oldest shipping facility is the Atlantic Basin, in Red Hook which dates from 1841. Originally, the 40-acre protected basin served as the end destination for boats that brought grain from the Midwest via the Erie Canal and the Hudson River. On the wharves that edged the basin,
Erected 1983 by The 1983 Brooklyn Bridge Centennial Commission.
Location. 40° 42.428′ N, 73° 59.907′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker can be reached from Brooklyn Bridge. Touch for map. This marker is located on the Brooklyn Bridge Promenade at the northwest tower observation platform, facing Brooklyn. Although marker is nearer the Manhattan end of the bridge, we have used a Brooklyn zip code since the marker refers to Brooklyn. 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. How the Bridge was Built (a few steps from this marker); Panaroma (sic) of Brooklyn South of the Brooklyn Bridge (a few steps from this marker); FishBridge Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Fulton Fish Waist - 142 Beekman Street (approx. ¼ mile away); First ferry service in New York (approx. ¼ mile away); First Presidential Mansion (approx. ¼ mile away); The Brooklyn Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); 207 - 211 Water Street (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
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