The National Park Service has announced that on or about February 8, 2024, the security screening and ferry embarkation facility in New York will move to a new location adjacent to The View Restaurant in The Battery in Lower Manhattan. The new location is less than 300 yards to the southeast of the existing location adjacent to Castle Clinton. The ferries provide access to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island. [Read more…] about Manhattan Ferry Facility for Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island Relocating
Protected lands in Pike and Wayne Counties in Pennsylvania and Sullivan and Delaware Counties in New York provide a safe haven for these migratory birds, as well as breeding eagles that live here year-round. [Read more…] about Watching Eagles In The Delaware River Highlands
The National Park Service has designated John Boyd Thacher State Park at National Natural Landmark (NNL) on December 11, 2023, one of 604 across the nation.
NNL designation recognizes the site’s significant natural features and the State’s commitment to stewardship of this national treasure. [Read more…] about John Boyd Thacher State Park Designated National Natural Landmark
Of the more than fourteen thousand covered bridges which once dotted the North American landscape, less than eight hundred remain in the United States. About 2/3 of them are historic bridges and the others are modern truss-supported structures.
At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century, iron, steel and concrete bridges began replacing wooden covered spans. [Read more…] about Covered Bridge Preservation: A Primer
The lifelong home of America’s 32nd President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) in Hyde Park, Dutchess County, NY, was purchased by Roosevelt’s father James Roosevelt I in 1867 and named “Springwood.” [Read more…] about Heritage Spotlight: Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, Dutchess County
A group of Adirondack residents and boat experts is outlining a future for the 123-year-old steamboat Tuscarora.
In 1900 William West Durant — known for great camps and grand schemes — commissioned A. C. Brown, of Staten Island, to build a coal-fired passenger steamboat on the shore of Blue Mountain Lake. [Read more…] about 1900 Adirondack Steamboat Tuscarora Restoration Project Underway
As American forces retreated from their disastrous invasion of Canada and arrived at Ticonderoga in July 1776, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York troops took up residence to the east of the old French Lines of the Carillon Battlefield, where they began to rebuild the crumbling earthworks. [Read more…] about Fort Ticonderoga To Survey American Encampment on ‘Liberty Hill’
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) has announced almost $400,000 in federal grant awards from the National Maritime Heritage Program for maritime heritage education and preservation projects in New York State.
The National Park Service (NPS) awarded $2 million in maritime heritage grants to fund 12 preservation projects in nine states, including two awards totaling $392,500 to State Parks. [Read more…] about New Grant Program to Support Maritime Heritage
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) and the Palisades Interstate Park Commission (PIPC) announced a $750,000 federal grant award to support rehabilitation work at Senate House State Historic Site in Kingston, Ulster County, NY. [Read more…] about Grant to Support Preservation Work at Senate House State Historic Site
An often overlooked and forgotten New York City landmark, Castle Clinton welcomed many of the city’s residents into its walls as a place of innovation, entertainment, and new beginnings.
The circular sandstone fort which currently stands in Battery Park, was built to improve harbor fortifications in 1811. The Southwest Battery, as it was known, never fired a shot. [Read more…] about Castle Clinton: New York’s Almost Forgotten Landmark