A 20,000-Mile Religous Exodus by ShipOn February 4, 1846, the ship Brooklyn sailed from Manhattan's Old Slip. Chartered by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the ship carried men, women, and children to California as part of the epic movement of Mormons to the West. By coincidence, on the same day, the Mormons began their famous migration by crossing the Mississippi River from Nauvoo, Illinois, on their way across the Great Plains to the Salt Lake Valley.
|Placed By||New York New York Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Ship Brooklyn Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 5:27pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 583844 N 4506298|
|Decimal Degrees||40.70333333, -74.00750000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 42.2', W 74° 0.45'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 42' 12.00" N, 74° 0' 27.00" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||212, 646, 917, 347, 718|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100 New York State Reference Rte 907L, New York NY 10005, US|
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