Collect Pond Before The City

Collect Pond Before The City (HM2FFH)

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N 40° 42.979', W 74° 0.123'

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If you were standing here in the early 1600s, you would have seen a sparkling expanse of water spreading out over five acres. There was a pond here sixty feet deep, fed by a subterranean springs and ringed by wooded hills, that drained through marshy outlets to the Hudson and East Rivers. People from Lenape tribes camped by the pond's southern shores.
Dutch settlers called the pond Versch Water of simply the kolch (meaning pond). English colonial successors used both names, translating the first as 'the Fresh Water" and anglicizing the later as 'the Collect'.
As the city grew and rapidly displaced nature, the fresh Collect Pond became degraded and was later buried beneath the metropolis.
Placed ByNYC Parks
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Date Added Monday, April 8th, 2019 at 8:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 584288 N 4507745
Decimal Degrees40.71631667, -74.00205000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.979', W 74° 0.123'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 58.74" N, 74° 0' 7.38" W
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