Governors IslandIn 1832, the US War Department moved the New York Arsenal to Governors Island. The arsenal was part of the Ordnance Department of the Army and was considered its own Army post, functioning separately from Fort Jay. The New York Arsenal did not manufacture arms, but its staff inspected, purchased and took delivery of arms and artillery from private contractors. The arsenal also functioned as a warehouse and as a distribution center of arms to Army posts across the country. During non-combat years, the arsenal yards held excess artillery and cannon balls to be redistributed to other posts, given away to small towns to become war memorials, or sold as scrap metal or slightly "used" weapons to other countries.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 6:00pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 583265 N 4504950|
|Decimal Degrees||40.69125000, -74.01453333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 41.475', W 74° 0.872'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 41' 28.50" N, 74° 0' 52.32" W|
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|Area Code(s)||718, 212, 917|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 104 Andes Rd, New York NY 11231, US|
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