Denyse's Ferry - Gravesend Bay

Denyse's Ferry - Gravesend Bay (HMKJZ)

Location: Moweaqua, NY 11209 Kings County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 36.664', W 74° 2.209'

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Revolutionary War Heritage Trail

At the time of the American Revolution, travelers from Long Island boarded a ferry that took them across the Narrows to Staten Island near this point. In the summer of 1776, a British fleet commanded by Admiral Lord Richard Howe sailed up through the Narrows and prepared to attack the City of New York. On August 22, 1776, Lord Howe deposited the first of approximately 20,000 troops on the Brooklyn shore near the ferry landing. Their camps stretched east towards New Lots.

Early in the morning of August 27, 1776, the British attacked. One column marched up the Narrows Road and skirmished with American troops posted near the Red Lion Inn, near present-day Green-Wood Cemetery. A second column moved up the Flatbush Road through what is now Prospect Park. Meanwhile, the main enemy force swung east through New Lots to Jamaica, completely undetected. At daybreak, they were behind the Americans and ready to strike.
Placed ByNew York State
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 9:16am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 581480 N 4496029
Decimal Degrees40.61106667, -74.03681667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 36.664', W 74° 2.209'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 36' 39.84" N, 74° 2' 12.54" W
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Area Code(s)917, 718, 646
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 112-118 Leif Ericson Dr, Moweaqua NY 11209, US
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