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    Governors Island

    National Monument New York

Park Planning

 
The sandstone gatehouse of Fort Jay is prominently displayed on the cover of the Governors Island National Monument General Management Plan.

The General Management Plan for Governors Island National Monument.

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Governors Island General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement

The monument's General Management Plan or long range management plan was approved on April 9, 2009. It is available electronically as series of electronic files at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/gois.

Did You Know?

German immigrant family

In 1860, nearly half of the enlisted men stationed on Governors Island had immigrated to New York from either Ireland or Germany. Women immigrants from these countries also took their first jobs "off the boat" as maids and servants in the officers' homes on the island.