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Title: Castle Williams, Governors Island, New York Harbor

Accession Number: 1965.55
Type: oil painting
Maker: Birch, Thomas
Place: USA, NY, New York, Governors Island
Date: Circa 1830
Description: Framed oil painting, attributed to Thomas Birch (1779-1851); New York harbor, c. 1830; many sailing vessels and one steam vessel; ship at left, 2-masted vessel at center foreground, Castle Williams at right midground; Castle Williams designed by Lt. Col. Jonathan Williams built on Governors Island in 1811 in anticipation of war with Britain.

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