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New York State Harbor Commission Description of the Bulkhead and Pier Lines of the Port of New York

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series contains descriptions of maps of bulkhead, pier lines and encroachments of New York Harbor, as well as portions of the shores of New Jersey, the Harlem River, the East River, Long Island, and Westchester County, created pursuant to Chapter 121 of the Laws of 1855. Many of the maps described are part of Series B2570, New York State New York Harbor Commission Bulkhead and Pier Lines and Encroachment Maps, although some are still held by the New York State Office of General Services.
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0.5 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1857
Series Number:
B0634

Administrative History

These records were created by the New York State New York Harbor Commission for the preservation of New York Harbor from encroachments pursuant to Chapter 121 of the Laws of 1855. The Commission consisted of George W. Patterson, James Bowen, John L. Talcott, Bradford R. Wood, John Vanderbilt, and Thomas Clowes. The maps were surveyed by the United States Coast Survey, led by Professor A.D. (Alexander Dallas) Bache, Superintendent in 1856.

The Harbor Commission created two volumes of the Atlas of the New-York Harbor as well as United States Coast Survey, New-York Bay and Harbor - Topographic Sheets and Hydrographic Sheets. The records were filed with the Secretary of State in 1857 and 1860.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains descriptions of maps of bulkhead, pier lines and encroachments of New York Harbor, as well as portions of the shores of New Jersey, the Harlem River, the East River, Long Island, and Westchester County, created pursuant to Chapter 121 of the Laws of 1855. Many of the maps described are part of series B2570, New York State New York Harbor Commission Bulkhead and Pier Lines and Encroachment Maps, although some are still held by the New York State Office of General Services.

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Series B2570 New York State Harbor Commission Bulkhead and Pier Lines and Encroachment Maps, contains many of the maps described in Series B0634.

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