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Oyster & Huntington Bay, Long Island Sound with inset of Hell's Gate
This Revolutionary War chart depicts the part of Long Island Sound known as Oyster Bay which provided valuable harbours for the British Navy at Huntington and Oyster Bay.
|Date||19th Nov 1778|
|Hydrographer/Surveyor/Artist:||J.F.W. Des Barres|
|Size Of Original:||w 27" x h 37"|
|Paper Type||Innova Smooth Cotton 310gsm|
Published by Des Barres this chart shares a great deal with the work of the team of surveyors under Major Samuel Holland such as John Knight & John Hunter (see Heritage Charts A203 and A206) who were working in the area at the time. The Chart depicts the part of Long Island Sound known as Oyster Bay which provided valuable harbors for the British navy at Huntington and Oyster Bay. The chart also includes a panel depicting the passage through the infamous Hell's Gate channel of the East River along with nautical remarks. It is well worth comparing the Des Barres survey of about the same time (A208) which shares a good deal of this detail.