Archive for the ‘Notable Sites’ Category

Ferries and Fireboats

Ferries

The Binghamton

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Churches and Museums

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Monuments

  • American Merchant Mariners’ Memorial –  Situated off-shore from the north end of Battery Park and just south of Pier A, the

    monument stands on a rebuilt stone breakwater in the harbor. The bronze figural group and boat are based on an actual historical event; during World War II, a Nazi U-boat attacked a merchant marine vessel, and while the mariners clung to their sinking vessel, the Germans photographed their victims.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ferry/Railroad Terminals and the Morris Canal

Ferry Terminals

  • Battery Maritime Building
    • http://batterymaritimebuilding.com
    • The Battery Maritime Building is a ferry terminal at 11 South Street near South Ferry at the tip of Manhattan, and is used for excursion tips as well as the seaonal ferry to Governor’s Island.The Beaux-Arts landmark building was completed in 1909 and used by ferries traveling to 39th Street in Brooklyn. Designed by the firm Walker and Morris, it used a variety of architectural metals, including cast iron, rolled steel, and stamped zinc and copper. It was originally paired with a twin, the Staten Island Terminal. The Brooklyn ferry service shut down in 1938, and since then the 140,000 sq. ft.building has seen various city tenants.

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Forts

Fort Wadsworth & Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Forts