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Fort Wadsworth: The longest continually-garrisoned military base in the USA.

Positioned on The Narrows which divide New York Bay into Upper and Lower Bay, this fortification is the former United States military installation standing proud and tall on Staten Island in New York City. Back in its heyday, it served as a natural point for the defense of both the Upper Bay and Manhattan.

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colman 1kPainting by Samuel Colman, Ships in the Narrows and Fort LaFayette, 1868, collection New York Historical Society

Screen Shot 2017 07 07 at 04.52.09 copyModern day photo of the same location under the Verrazano Narrows Bridge

Colman map

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