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Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The great chain hoax . . . .

 
 
The great chain hoax . . . . Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2015
1. The great chain hoax . . . . Marker
Inscription.
Sold by Francis Bannerman to Col. Robert Townsend (1853 – 1915) in the early 1900s as the great chain links which crossed the Hudson at West Point during the Revolution. The original chain links were made by his great grandfather at the Sterling Iron Works. These “historic” chain links are 19th century Welsh artifacts.
 
Location. 40° 52.34′ N, 73° 31.91′ W. Marker is in Oyster Bay, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is on W Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in the garden on the west side of Raynham Hall Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 W Main Street, Oyster Bay NY 11771, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Raynham Hall Museum (here, next to this marker); The Culper Spy Ring (here, next to this marker); Raynham Hall (a few steps from this marker); Matinecock Lodge (within shouting distance of this marker); Fortified Hill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); End of An Era (about 400 feet away); Theodore Roosevelt (about 500 feet away); Oyster Bay Honor Roll (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oyster Bay.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
The great chain hoax . . . . Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2015
2. The great chain hoax . . . . Marker
Marker in Oyster Bay image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2015
3. Marker in Oyster Bay
The "Great Chain" link can be seen at the foot of the marker.
"Great Chain" Link image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2015
4. "Great Chain" Link
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 6, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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