VIEW OF THE ENTRANCE AT SANDY HOOK FROM FORT HAMILTON


Mentioned on page 129 of the journal The following is a translation of the note Views of the land on the southerly and southwesterly sides of the great bay between the Neversincks and Long Island 24 miles from New York A Coney island B The gate or opening to enter C Sandy hook D Rensselaer’s hook now the Neversink highlands E Some trees serving as a land mark probably on a line with Pigeon hill In order to sail in between the shoals keep SSW from them that is close to the Hook DEF The land called the Neversinckx F Kil van kol Alias it appears from Jacques Cortelyou’s house at Najak Fort Hamilton on Long Island The bank drawn on the right is the West bank Porpoises are still common in the bay but whales at that time frequently captured along our coast are now rarely seen