Brookland Ferry Landing

Brookland Ferry Landing (HMK23)

Location: Annville, NY 11201 Kings County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 42.193', W 73° 59.697'

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Inscription
This tablet marks
the Brookland Ferry Landing
from which point the American Army
embarked during the night
of August 29th, 1776
under the direction of
General George Washington
ably assisted by
Colonel John Glover
of Marblehead, Massachusetts

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On March 17, 1776 the British Army evacuated Boston and prepared to launch an assault on New York. By August 22, 1776 the British had assembled 200 vessels carrying 30,000 soldiers to attack New York.

The Battle of Long Island began on August 27, 1776. Surrounded and outnumbered, the American Army retreated to their fortifications protecting the Village of Brooklyn and the ferry crossing.

"It is a matter of the utmost importance to prevent the enemy from taking possession of the City of New York and the North River, as they will thereby command the country."
George Washington ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? January 8, 1776

"The fate of unborn millions will now depend on the courage and conduct of this army. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer of die."
George Washington ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? July 22, 1776

"Remember, officers and soldiers, that you are freemen fighting for the blessings of liberty ."
George Washington ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? August 23, 1776
Details
HM NumberHMK23
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Year Placed1929
Placed ByBrooklyn Bridge Plaza Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 9:58pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 584904 N 4506297
Decimal Degrees40.70321667, -73.99495000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.193', W 73° 59.697'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 11.58" N, 73° 59' 41.82" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)718, 917, 347, 212
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14 Cadman Plaza W, Annville NY 11201, US
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