The First Chain

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Corner of Rt 9D and Manitou Station Road
Philipstown, NY
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The First Chain
Planned to keep British Ships from going up river, anchored on shore below, was forced by the enemy Oct. 7, 1777

Erected

State Education Department – 1932

What was there

Site where a large chain spanned the Hudson River to prevent British Naval vessels from entering New York during the American Revolution.

What is there now

At the end of Manitou Station Road is the Manitou Train Station of the Metro-North Railroad.

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Posted: January 10, 2012

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