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.
Stairs out of the low lands.
It’s a deep trench around the walls.
The main entrance (under repair).
The walls are cut into the hillside.
A side alley.
More of the courtyard.
A wall doorway.
Spooky under the porch walkway.
Flag on the ramparts.
These devices would turn cannons.
Different levels outside the walls.
A closer look at the cannon turners.
The walk from the wall back down through the alley.
The back entrance.
The back trench.
Stairs out of the trench
A walkway carved into the hill.
Looking along the back.
The cannon overlooking the bay.
Demonstration of a firing cannon.
Next week: the prison/castle on Governor’s Island.