Located south of Manhattan, lies Governor’s Island – a tiny island that was used as a military installation during the Revolutionary War, then an army outpost, then a Coast Guard installation. There are two forts located on the island which we will explore in later weeks (both of which are National Monuments). There are houses throughout the island, several churches, a synagogue, and various parks. The island is accessible by a ferry from the southern tip of Manhattan, as well as from Brooklyn. Here is a quick overview of the north end of the island, as I didn’t explore the southern side due to my schedule.
The dock for the ferry from Manhattan.
Looking at the Brooklyn Bridge.
This marks the Brooklyn-Battery tunnel passing by the island.
A small boat docked nearby.
House raised up from the road.
The grass has claimed a lot of the man made pavements and walkways.
The entrance of the synagogue.
Ok, that cannon didn’t work as planned.
St. Cornelius Chapel.
This looks like the school I went to.
It was a beautifully sunny day.
Another church, this one looks like it’s from southern US.
A very interesting bench.
A very large house.
Looking up at a fence by the fort.
A stately manor.
A view of the Statue of Liberty.
The Urban Assembly New York Harbor School.
Entry way to the school.
A garden in front of the school.
The covered walk.
The library is not open.
Time to leave.
The full dock view.
Next week: a closer look at the main fort on the island.