The Great Chain from the Revolution

Links from the Great Chain which streched across the Hudson River below West Point to prevent British Man of War from controlling the Hudson River during the Revolutionary War. Used from 1778 to 1782, the 500-yard chain floated on logs extending over to Constitution Island. The location of the spot where the Chain was secured on the West Point side of the River is along Flirtation Walk, an area open only to Cadets and their Dates. This was the second of two chains to be placed across the Hudson. The first was placed four miles below West Point between Fort Montgomery and Anthony’s Nose, near the location of the present-day Bear Mountain Bridge. The Hudson can be seen streching Northward

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