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Vails Gate in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brewster Forge Site

 
 
Brewster Forge Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
1. Brewster Forge Site Marker
Inscription.
Parts of Great Chain designed to obstruct British navigation of Hudson, 1776-1778, fabricated here during American Revolution.
Mem. Louis San Giacomo 1916-1980

 
Erected by State of New York.
 
Location. 41° 27.417′ N, 74° 2.281′ W. Marker is in Vails Gate, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Forge Hill Road (County Route 74), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vails Gate NY 12584, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Forge (a few steps from this marker); Knox Headquarters (approx. 0.6 miles away); The King’s Highway (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Ellison Gristmill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Forge Hill Road (approx. 0.7 miles away); Vails Gate, N.Y. (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camps of 1782-83 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Edmonston House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vails Gate.
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Forge Hill Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
2. Marker on Forge Hill Road
Forge Hill Road was so-named because of the site of the Brewster Forge.
Links from the Great Chain image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
3. Links from the Great Chain
This chain, which stretched across the Hudson River during the Revolutionary War, was forged at the Brewster Forge. This photo was taken at Fort Montgomery State Historic Site.
The Great Chain at West Point image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
4. The Great Chain at West Point
13 links from the Great Chain that spanned the Hudson River at West Point are on display at Trophy Point at the U.S. Miliatry Academy. This chain was fabricated at Brewster Forge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 841 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on September 5, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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