Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Brookland Ferry Landing
Where American troops escaped the British Aug 29, 1776
Erected 1929 by Brooklyn Bridge Plaza Association.
Location. 40° 42.191′ N, 73° 59.696′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Water Street and Furman Street. Touch for map. At the start of Brooklyn Bridge Pier. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Water Street, Brooklyn NY 11201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Brookland Ferry Landing (here, next to this marker); Brooklyn City Railroad Company Building (within shouting distance of this marker); 1883 New York Harbor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Builders of the Bridge (about 400 feet away); Manhattan North of the Bridge to Canal Street (about 400 feet away); The Brooklyn Bridge (about 500 feet away); Eagle Warehouse (about 600 feet away); Walt Whitman (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
More about this marker.
Regarding Brookland Ferry Landing. Additional info on the marker and the Battle of Brooklyn:
Add'l info on the battle, the retreat, the pursuit, and subsequent development of Brooklyn:
Brooklyn Bridge Plaza Association publ 1929
Brooklyn Heights: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of America's First Suburb
By Robert Furman
Also see . . . Battle of Brooklyn. (Submitted on July 28, 2016, by Philip Gilson of Brooklyn, New York.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2016, by Philip Gilson of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2016, by Philip Gilson of Brooklyn, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.