Governors Island

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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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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, table.)
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Instead, the British abandoned the chase; and Lee, after passing Governor's Island, was picked up by another American whaleboat and towed back to shore--exhausted and bitterly disappointed.
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The 25-year-old fell off his polo pony in the first half of the 3rd Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on Governor's Island.
The trial took place at Castle Williams, Governor's Island, New York--the Atlantic Branch of the Disciplinary Barracks at the time.
The event - on New York's Governor's Island - came on the second day of Harry's first official US visit.
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The island's military history dates back to the Revolutionary War and 22 acres now make up Governor's Island National Monument.

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