Jamaica Bay People
Gateway's Jamaica Bay Unit contains many historic and natural resources associated with the "Golden Age" of aviation, national defense, public recreation and natural resource preservation. The following are just some of the notable figures who contributed to our nation's heritage.
Lt. Colonel Willis (U. S. Coast Artillery Corps officer, who served at Sandy Hook's Fort Hancock, and Jamaica Bay's Fort Tilden.)
Famous Aviators of Floyd Bennett Field
Did You Know?
Fort Wadsworth, located on Staten Island at the Narrows (next to the Verrazano Bridge), is one of the oldest military sites in the nation. This site has controlled the entrance to New York Harbor since the Washington administration.