Governors Island

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National Parks
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Governors Island,

173 acres (70 hectares), in Upper New York Bay, S of Manhattan island, SE N.Y. Bought from the Native Americans by the Dutch in 1637, it was the site of an early New NetherlandsNew Netherland,
territory included in a commercial grant by the government of Holland to the Dutch West India Company in 1621. Colonists were settled along the Hudson River region; in 1624 the first permanent settlement was established at Fort Orange (now Albany, N.Y.).
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 settlement (1624). The island received its name in 1698 (officially 1784), when the British set it aside as the colonial governors' residence. Historic landmarks include Fort Jay (completed c.1800) and Castle Williams (1811), a Civil War military prison. Governors Island served as a U.S. military base until 1966, then becoming the east coast headquarters and training center of the U.S. Coast Guard. In 1988 it was the site of a meeting between President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. The Coast Guard decommissioned its base in 1997. The island was sold to New York for a dollar in 2003; New York City assumed primary responsibility for the island in 2010. The historic fortifications there are now a national monument. (see National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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2-kilometer underwater pipe connecting the mainland to Governor's Island, Children's Island and Quezon Island.
The show, Mark di Suvero at Governor's Island (May 27--September 25, 2011) was curated by David Collens, director of Storm King Art Center.
In fact, Captain Detzer himself had been confined at Governor's Island in close proximity to several of his former prisoners.
Governor's Island has played a very important strategic role right up to the Second World War when it was home to 10,000 military personnel and it is somewhere no lover of history should miss.
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It ran from Governor's Island to the Battery across New York harbour and lasted only 24 hours - 200 feet of it was wrecked when a ship weighed anchor.
The three-bedroom home, on the exclusive Governor's Island in New Hampshire, boasts ultra-tight security and "amazing views over Lake Winnipesaukee".
Lee had to surface every few minutes to get his bearings as he made his retreat past Governor's Island, and he attracted the intense interest of the British soldiers there.
During World War II, he served as a military lawyer in New York City, stationed on Governor's Island.
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The Coast Guard had used a site at the Military Ocean Terminal Bayonne in recent years as a navigational support site since the closure of nearby Governor's Island.
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