Governors IslandDuring the first seven decades of American military use of Governors Island, there was no post chapel. In 1844, a Columbia College Episcopal Reverend, John M. McVickar, was commissioned post chaplain. His tireless efforts, combined with the sponsorship of his family and Trinity Church in Manhattan, led to the construction of a sizable wood frame chapel in 1847. This Episcopalian chapel was located just behind and to the right of where you are standing. By 1868, the Army elected to stop providing chaplains to the Island, leading Trinity Church to adopt the chapel into its Manhattan parish and provide its own chaplain.
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|Date Added||Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 12:10pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 583233 N 4504617|
|Decimal Degrees||40.68825000, -74.01495000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 41.295', W 74° 0.897'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 41' 17.70" N, 74° 0' 53.82" W|
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|Area Code(s)||718, 212, 917|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 15 Evans Rd, New York NY 11231, US|
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