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Hell on the East River

Larry Lowenthal

Hell on the East River

British prison ships in the American Revolution

by Larry Lowenthal

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Published by Purple Mountain Press in Fleischmanns, N.Y .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementLarry Lowenthal
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE281 .L69 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination174 p. :
Number of Pages174
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24552208M
ISBN 100916346765
ISBN 109780916346768
LC Control Number2009927666
OCLC/WorldCa386708228

The section known as "Hell Gate" – from the Dutch name Hellegat meaning either "bright strait" or "clear opening, given to the entire river in by explorer Adriaen Block when he passed through it in his ship Tyger – is a narrow, turbulent, and particularly treacherous stretch of the river. Tides from the Long Island Sound, New York Harbor and the Harlem River meet there, making it. Hell Gate, Hallets Point, East River tide chart key: The tide chart above shows the height and times of high tide and low tide for Hell Gate, Hallets Point, East River, New York, New York. The red flashing dot shows the tide time right now. The yellow shading corresponds to daylight hours between sunrise and sunset at Hell Gate, Hallets Point.

A plan of the Narrows of Hells-gate in the East River, near which batteries of cannon and mortars were erected on Long Island with a view to take off the defences and make breaches in the rebel fort on the opposite shore to facilitate a landing of troops on New York Island. [] Map. In his book "Jack the Ripper the Secret of Mary Jane K", published in France in , paranormal investigator Philippe R. Welte brings evidence that the ripper was a French doctor, in love with Mary Jane Kelly. In this book, a twenty year investigation, every murder is clearly motivated.

  Hell Gate is a treacherous stretch of the East River that flows between Randall’s/Ward’s Island and two Queens’ neighborhoods, Astoria and Ditmars Steinway. To appreciate this waterway from both perspectives, I first visited from the shores of Astoria Park .   View of going East bound in the East River with me pointing out what we are passing. Stay healthy and Safe! Ep. 4 - Sailing HELL GATE in NYC - How Not To Sail A Boat - Duration:


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― Hudson River Valley Review “Hell Gate is a great historical underpinning of colonial culture, as well as a sound landscape metaphor for America in all ages, and one that is vastly under-covered.

This book is passionately written and deeply researched.” ― Mike Freeman, author of Drifting: Two Weeks on the HudsonReviews: 3.Hell on the East River: British Prison Ships in the American Revolution.

by Larry Lowenthal. personal accounts and Danske Dandridge's long out-of-print "American Prisoner's of the Revolution," Lowenthal's book is probably the best single source of information on prisoners aboard the British prison ships during the American Revolution.

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