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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?

U.S. Army Air Corps Colonel Hap Arnold in the 1930s.

Henry “Hap” Arnold (1886-1950), a founding father of the modern U.S. Air Force, got the itch to fly while a second lieutenant in the infantry at Fort Jay in 1909, watching biplanes take off and land on Governors Island. His commanding officer told him that he knew of no better way to commit suicide. In 1911, he learned to fly with the Wright brothers and would go on to become the first five-star general of the Army Air Corps and the first and only five star general of the U.S. Air Force.