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At Lower Closter Dock – on the riverfront just south of here – a British invasion force of 5,000 troops commanded by Lord Cornwallis landed before dawn on November 20, 1776. Guided by three Bergen County residents, they climbed the . . . — — Map (db m144530) HM
The background photograph shows Alpine Landing – here – known earlier as Closter Landing or the Closter Dock – around 1897. From before the Revolutionary War, a steep road through a break in the cliffs of the Palisades allowed . . . — — Map (db m47509) HM
Made of local blue stone, dedicated on August 17, 1871. Resting at the summit of the Palisades on the historic Closter Dock Road and Old Dock Road. Designed by renowned Architect J. Cleveland Cady.
Fisherman, quarrymen, laborers and local . . . — — Map (db m207905) HM
Laid out in 1761 by New York over an earlier route when that province claimed jurisdiction over this area. Used by troops during the Revolutionary War, the road led from Closter to Closter Dock on the Hudson where farm produce was shipped to New . . . — — Map (db m7208) HM
Lower Closter or New DockHere a British invasion force of 5,000 troops commanded by Lord Cornwallis landed before dawn on November 20, 1776. Guided by three Bergen County residents, Joseph Hawkins, Isaac Perkins, and John Aldington, they climbed . . . — — Map (db m142465) HM
On 20 November 1776 British general Charles Cornwallis led 5,000 men across the Hudson and up a primitive farm road in the Palisades to begin the march south to capture the American fortifications at Fort Lee (A on the map, lower right). Word . . . — — Map (db m47508) HM