New Amsterdam Plein: One

New Amsterdam Plein: One (HM2D3T)

Location: New York, NY 10004 New York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 42.133', W 74° 0.813'

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A New Land

A New Land

By tens and twenties the settlers came in 1624 and 1625, pitching on the inhuman waves in frightfully vulnerable wooden ships. Two months it took to follow in the wake of the English explorer Henry Hudson, three if the winds failed. Hudson has sailed in 1609 on behalf of the Dutch East India Company, so the Dutch claimed the territory and named their colony New Netherland. The Dutch provinces were the melting pot of Europe and the settlers themselves were a mix of peoples. Their colony stretched across a huge swath of North America, covering all or part of five future states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The ships arrived at what would be New York harbor.
"We were much gratified at arriving in this country," one settler wrote home. "Here we found a beautiful river, bubbling fountains flowing down into the valleys..."
HM NumberHM2D3T
Placed ByThe Kingdom of The Netherlands
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Date Added Saturday, December 29th, 2018 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 583334 N 4506168
Decimal Degrees40.70221667, -74.01355000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.133', W 74° 0.813'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 7.9800000000002" N, 74° 0' 48.78" W
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Area Code(s)212, 917, 646, 516, 347,
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3-15 State St, New York NY 10004, US
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