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New York State Harbor Commission Bulkhead Line, Pierhead Line and Encroachment Maps

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series contains bulkhead line, pierhead line, and encroachment maps of New York Harbor as well as part of the Harlem River, East River, Westchester County, and the shores of Long Island and New Jersey.
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Quantity:
6 rolls (30 maps)
Inclusive Dates:
1856-1857, 1860
Series Number:
B2570

Arrangement

Numerical.

Administrative History

Maps in this series were created by the Harbor Commissioners for the preservation of the New York City Harbor from encroachments in pursuance of the act of March 30, 1855, chapter 121. The commissioners 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 Commissioners, along with the United States Coast Survey, created two volumes of the Atlas of the New-York Harbor as well as topographic and hydro-graphic sheets for New York Bay and Harbor. The records were filed with the secretary of state in 1857 and 1860.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains bulkhead line, pierhead line, and encroachment maps of New York Harbor as well as part of the Harlem River, East River, Westchester County, and the shores of Long Island and New Jersey.

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Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this material.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B0634 New York State Harbor Commission Description of the Bulkhead and Pier Lines of the Port of New York, describes many of the maps found in Series B2570.

Other finding aids

This series is indexed by Mix, David E.E. "Catalogue of Maps and Surveys in the Office of the Secretary of State, State Engineer and Surveyor, and Comptroller, and the State Library," (Albany: 1859), pages 36-41.

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Detailed Description

Contents Box Item

Accretion: B2570-17
Encroachment Maps: Sheet #15 - Newton Creek

1 1
Encroachment Maps: Sheet #16 - East River - Dupont St. to Bushwick Creek

1 2
Encroachment Maps: Sheet #17 - Grand St. to Thirteenth St.

1 3
Encroachment Maps: Sheet #18 - Wallabout Bay to South 1st St.

1 4
Encroachment Maps: Sheet #19 - East River - Cob Dock

1 5
Encroachment Maps: Sheet #20 - East River - Marston & Powers Coal Yard to Navy Yard

1 6
Encroachment Maps: Sheet #21 - Ford's Pier to Marston & Powers Coal Yard

1 7
Encroachment Maps: Sheet #22 - East River -Hamilton Ave. Ferry

1 8
Encroachment Maps: Sheet #23 - Gowanus Bay - Atlantic Dock to Gowanus Creek

1 9
Encroachment Maps: Sheet #5 - East River - East 9th St. to East 20th St.

2 1
Encroachment Maps: Sheet #9 - Long Island Sound - From Hell's Gate to Throg's Neck

2 2
Encroachment Maps: Sheet #10 - Harlem River - Ward's Island to Railroad Bridge

2 3
Encroachment Maps: Sheet #11 - Harlem River - Harlem to High Bridge

2 4
Encroachment Maps: Sheet #12 - Harlem River - High Bridge to Fordham's Dam

2 5
Encroachment Maps: Sheet #13 - Title Sheet - Residue of the Eastern Shore of Hudson River on

2 6
Encroachment Maps: Sheet #13 - Hudson River - Spuyten Duyvel Creek and the Head of Harlem River

2 7
Encroachment Maps: Sheet #24 - Gowanus Bay Basins 1 & 2, Buttermilk Channel, Yellow Hook Channel and Middle Ground

2 8
Encroachment Maps: Sheet #14 - East River - Eagle St. Greenpoint to W. 8th St., Hunter's Point

2 9
United States Pier and Bulkheads: Sheet #7 - Hudson River West 47th St. to W. 61st St.

3 1
United States Pier and Bulkheads: Sheet #8 - Hudson River - West 61st St. to W. 98th St.

3 2
United States Pier and Bulkheads: Sheet #9 - Hudson River - West 97th St. to W. 135th St.

3 3
United States Pier and Bulkheads: Sheet #10 - Hudson River - West 135th St. to W. 173rd St.

3 4
United States Pier and Bulkheads: Sheet #11 - Hudson River - West 174th St. to W. 212th St.

3 5
United States Pier and Bulkheads: Sheet #12 - Harlem River - Hudson River - Part of the shores of New Jersey, New York, Hell's Gate and Westchester Co.

3 6
Preservation of the Harbor of New York from encroachments: Map #1 - New York Bay and Harbor - U.S. Coast Surveys - dated 1855 and filed 5/12/1857 (Kill Van Kull and Newark Bay)

4 1
Preservation of the Harbor of New York from encroachments: Map #2 - New York Bay and Harbor - U.S. Coast Surveys - dated 1855 and filed 5/12/1857 (Western Shore & Staten Island from Chelca to Holland Hook)

4 2
Preservation of the Harbor of New York from encroachments: Map #3 - New York Bay and Harbor - U.S. Coast Surveys - dated 1855 and filed 5/12/1857 (Rockaway Beach, L.I.)

4 3
Preservation of the Harbor of New York from encroachments: Map #4 - New York Bay and Harbor - U.S. Coast Surveys - dated 1855 and filed 5/12/1857 (Southeastern Shore of Staten Island from Ward's Point to Great Kills)

4 4
Preservation of the Harbor of New York from encroachments: Map #18 - New York Bay and Harbor - U.S. Coast Surveys - dated 1855 and filed 5/12/1857 (Flushing Bay, Including North and South Brother Islands, Berrian's, Riker's Island)

4 5
Preservation of the Harbor of New York from encroachments: Map #19 - New York Bay and Harbor - U.S. Coast Surveys - dated 1855 and filed 5/12/1857 (East River from Gowan's Bay to Blackwells Islands)

4 6
Preservation of the Harbor of New York from encroachments: Map #20 - New York Bay and Harbor - U.S. Coast Surveys - dated 1855 and filed 5/12/1857 (Southeastern Shore of Staten Island from Ward's Point to Great Kills)

4 7
Preservation of the Harbor of New York from encroachments: Map #21 - New York Bay and Harbor - U.S. Coast Surveys - dated 1855 and filed 5/12/1857 (Arthur Kills - Perth Amboy)

4 8
Preservation of the Harbor of New York from encroachments: Map #22 - New York Bay and Harbor - U.S. Coast Surveys - dated 1855 and filed 5/12/1857 (Diamond Reef Coentie's Reef) Governors Island - Ford's Pier)

4 9
Comparative chart of the New-York Bay and Harbor and approaches, 1856.

5 1
Map of United States Coast Survey - Harbor Commissioners' Map of New York Bay and Harbor dated 1860 pursuant to an Act of the State Legislature passed March 30, 1855

6 1