Fort Jay on Governor’s Island

In the middle of the northern section of Governor’s Island sits Fort Jay. It is a star shaped fort, that sits inside and atop a hill. You cross a bridge into a cobblestoned courtyard and can climb up to various parts of the outer wall to see NY Bay at the same view of cannoneers. Take a look.

The drop before the walls.

The drop before the walls.

Stairs out of the low lands.

Stairs out of the low lands.

It's a deep trench around the walls.

It’s a deep trench around the walls.

The main entrance (under repair).

The main entrance (under repair).

The walls are cut into the hillside.

The walls are cut into the hillside.

The courtyard.

The courtyard.

A side alley.

A side alley.

More of the courtyard.

More of the courtyard.

A wall doorway.

A wall doorway.

Spooky under the porch walkway.

Spooky under the porch walkway.

Flag on the ramparts.

Flag on the ramparts.

These devices would turn cannons.

These devices would turn cannons.

Different levels.

Different levels outside the walls.

A closer look at the cannon turners.

A closer look at the cannon turners.

The walk from the wall back down through the alley.

The walk from the wall back down through the alley.

The back entrance.

The back entrance.

The back trench.

The back trench.

Stairs out of the trench

Stairs out of the trench

A walkway carved into the hill.

A walkway carved into the hill.

Looking along the back.

Looking along the back.

The cannon overlooking the bay.

The cannon overlooking the bay.

Demonstration of a firing cannon.

Demonstration of a firing cannon.

Next week: the prison/castle on Governor’s Island.

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel XS with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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2 Responses to Fort Jay on Governor’s Island

  1. There was a time I dated someone stationed there in the 80s. It was quite the active place. The new architectural landscaping artwork is supposedly startlingly effective?

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