Thursday 31st July 2014,

Fort Schuyler at SUNY Maritime College

Fort Schuyler at the SUNY Maritime College Fort Schuyler at SUNY Maritime College

The State University of New York Maritime College is located on a scenic 55 acre property on the Throgs Neck Peninsula in the Bronx. The campus offers striking views of the East River waterfront and the Throgs Neck Bridge. The college is also the location of Fort Schuyler, a historic garrison that now holds the college’s library and Marine Transportation Department. It is also houses the Maritime Industry Museum, which features exhibits on the history of the property, maritime industry and the Port of New York. Fort Schuyler was built in the 1850s to protect the north eastern entrance to the New York Harbor, in conjunction with Fort Totten on the opposite bank of the river. By the 1920’s the army had abandoned the fort and the site was acquired by the Merchant Marine Academy. The academy was established in 1938, and incorporated by SUNY system a decade later. The campus grounds and the fort are open to the public, but access to many of the buildings is restricted to students and faculty. 6 Pennyfield Avenue, the Bronx.

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