• Officers at Fort Jay, 1912.

    Governors Island

    National Monument New York

News

New York Today: Ka-Boom! - An August 14, 2013 listing in the New York Times City Room "Today" column leading with photo tells about cannon firing demonstration at the monument's "Artillery Thursday's" program.

On Governors Island, a Blast of Gunpowder with a Whiff of Toast - An August 15, 2013 short, fun feature in the New York Times City Blog by James Barron covering the cannon firing demonstration at the monument's "Artillery Thursday's" program.

From Here You Could Shoot in Every Direction - An August 2012 New York Times article about touring historic Castle Williams.

At Governors Island Reunion, Childhood Bonds Endure - A New York Times article about the August 2012 Coast Guard reunion on Governors Island sponsored by the National Park Service.

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Did You Know?

John Jay

Fort Jay was named after John Jay, who served as the second governor of New York, an office he held during construction of the fort. One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Jay also served as the first Secretary of Foreign Affairs and as the first Chief Justice of Supreme Court.