A 75-Ton Chain Once Stretched Across The Hudson River In New York And The Story Will Fascinate You
All across and within every one of New York’s fascinating regions, you’ll find all sorts of pieces of our state’s history that are worth exploring. Each one of our residents and out-of-town visitors may have their own interesting area of our state and history to explore but there’s one region that’s filled with quite an abundance of history that you’ll want to get to check out for yourself. Taking you downstate to our Hudson Valley, see what it was once like when the Hudson River had a 75-ton chain stretching all the way across it, check it out.
All along the shores of the Hudson River, you can find intriguing and important parts of New York's history but by now you're more than likely familiar with the fact that so many people make their way down to West Point to soak in some of our state's most historic moments.
While the idea of it may seem truly hard to grasp, at one point in time in New York's history, a massive 75-ton actually spanned across part of the Hudson River.
If you're unfamiliar with this piece of New York State's history, the Great Chain was a massive chain that was forged down in Orange County and was used throughout the American Revolutionary War in the Hudson River.
Constructed right from here at West Point, you may be wondering what exactly a 75-ton chain had any business doing in this area of the Hudson River, or any area at all but the answer is quite simple! The chain was used to prevent British naval vessels from sailing upriver here in New York.
Today, visitors and history enthusiasts can make their way to our state's historic West Point area to see how this area still preserves its unique piece of history today.
So, if you ever find yourself in West Point and wondering what pieces of the past there are worth exploring, then you'll want to check out the area's dedicated to New York's famous Great Chain.
If you’re ready to head out and explore more of the Empire State’s most unique pieces of history, then you’re going to truly love reading about how Few People Know You Can Drive Underneath The Erie Canal In New York’s Small Town Of Medina!
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