Map of the Narrows of Hells-Gate in the East River - 1776

Title: "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". Drawn by Charles Blaskowitz, 1776. Source: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.

Hell Gate is a narrow strait in the East River in New York City. It separates Astoria, Queens from Randall's and Wards Islands. Horn's Hook Fort is on the left, on Manhattan Island.

 

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