"Peg Leg Pete"Pieter Stuyvesant was the last Governor of the Dutch colony of New Netherland (now New York), from 1646 until its surrender to the English in 1664. He was born in the Dutch province of Friesland in 1611 or 1612. After studying languages and philosophy for two years at the University of Franeker, he joined the Dutch W.I.C. (West India Company). In 1638 he was sent to Curacao. He was appointed commercial director in 1642. In 1644 Stuyvesant recieved orders to recapture Sint Maarten which had been taken from the Dutch by the Spanish in 1633. The island was important for its valuable salt production and as a strategic harbor.
|Series||This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series|
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|Date Added||Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 6:54pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||20Q E 495390 N 1991790|
|Decimal Degrees||18.01450000, -63.04355000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 18° 0.87', W 63° 2.613'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||18° 0' 52.20" N, 63° 2' 36.78" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 359-399 Juancho Yrausquin Boulevard, Philipsburg Sint Maarten 31036, SX|
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