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“Good Historic Visit”

Constitution Island
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Nice boat ride over. Not much to see, but nice to have visited the island. Nice walk. Make sure to show up for your departure time early.

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Reviewed 20 May 2016

Constitution Island played a significant role in the American Revolutionary War. George Washington put a chain across the Hudson River to prevent the British from sailing up to Albany. The chain was anchored on the west side at what is now West Point and anchored on the east side of the river by what is now called Constitution Island.

Washington placed cannon on both sides of the river. Should a British ship sail north, they would be caught by the chain and fired upon by the cannons.

Exploring the island is great fun.

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Reviewed 12 October 2015

Had the chance to get there in early October. Unbelieveable place with loads of history and natural beauty. never miss an opportunity gto get there if you can.

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Reviewed 23 July 2015

My husband & I traveled to the Island with Ronnie Clark Coffey and a Colonel from West Point. We could not have been with two better people to give us the history of the Island from two perspectives - one military from the time of the Revolution and the other of the Warner family and their connection to West Point. There are two more trips like ours - one in August and one in September. Do look into joining one of them for a most enjoyable day.

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Reviewed 30 June 2015

Crazy story,to keep the British from traveling up the Hudson River a chain is anchored at West Point Military School,barged across the river and the other end anchored on Constitution Island. After the war a widower and his two girls the land build a house and live out most of their lives. The girls are religious and start teaching Sunday school at the point,eventually at their home. The cadets loved it,they got away from the school and here they were aloud to take off parts of their uniform.the house and island is much like it was when the last sister died. They made a living righting children's books,hymns and games.Susan and Anna Warner became famous. Susan wrote Jesus loves me,a children's church song still used today. You need to wear sensible shoes and be aware if you have small children there are honey bee hives on the property. For the men there are the remain of re doubts and fort footings. Several times a year the soldiers re-enact a battle. West Point is where you board the boat to the island so you will need identity paper since 2011. Cadets go for free. Twice a year there is a bus from Cold Spring RR Depot on the east side of the river. This is the way I went. To find out those limited trips call the number on constitutionisland.org

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