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GREENPOINT’S USS MONITOR TRAIL MARKER STOLEN

ANOTHER ATTEMPT AT ROBBING A COMMUNITY  OF ITS HISTORY

Community historic memorials, markers, statuary, artwork as well as cemetery memorials across the country  have been subject to vandalism and theft.  Despite these attempts at destroying the  pride of communities and the memories  of our families and heroes from the past – THEIR MEMORY LIVES ON – through the efforts of the Nation’s Communities, Schools, Veteran, Historic and Patriotic Organizations,

On May 29, 2015 the Greenpoint/Williamsburg/New York City Community were honored when David Alberg, Superintendent of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s USS Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, unveiled a USS Monitor Trail Marker on the grounds of The Greenpoint Monitor Museum in an effort to keep alive the memory of the USS Monitor and her crew, John Ericsson her designer, Thomas Fitch Rowland her builder and his workers.   Linking this land (which shares the launch site of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor) to other USS Monitor historic sites including Hampton Roads where she fought against the CSS Virginia (ex USS Merrimac) on March 9, 1862 is NOAA’s goal.

The impressive unveiling ceremony included a New York City Fireboat Water Cannon Display, patriotic songs by PS110 – the Monitor School chorus and a color guard including Oliver  Tilden  Camp No. 26 Sons of Union Veterans of the  Civil War, Company I 83rd NY State Infantry Sons of Veterans Reserve, and Cadets from the Kingspoint United States Merchant Marine Academy.  Community members together with their organizations were in attendance including students and teachers from PS110, PS31 and MS126 John Ericsson School, Deputy Boro President Diana Reyna, Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, City Councilman Steve Levin, Commissioner Loree Sutton of the New York  City Department of Veterans’ Services, members of St. Stanislaus  Memorial American Legion post #1771.  The Ceremony was followed by an  all day History Fair at the nearby Brooklyn Expo Center  including exhibitor displays and presentations by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, Fort Hamilton Harbor Defense Museum, St. Stanislaus Memorial American Legion Post #1771, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Grant Monument Association, USS Lehigh, William Finlayson and Patrick  Falci Civil War Roundtable, United States Merchant Marine Academy, Cathryn Newton discovered USS Monitor with Father on Duke University Research Vessel, NOAA’s USS Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, New York Aquarium, The Greenpoint Monitor Museum, NYC Fire Museum, Hilary Russell, Norman Brouwer, AECOM, Philip Koether Architect, United Metro Energy Corp, PS 110 The Monitor School, PS 31 Samuel F. Dupont School, MS126 Leo Club John Ericsson School.

On September 15, 2016 the engineering firm AECOM commenced site investigations on the land as part of the Greenpoint Community Environmental  Fund grant the Museum was awarded to restore the land’s shoreline, raise  it to assist in flood control efforts and provide community access to  the beautiful site.  
On this day, along with this exciting project start, came the discovery of the  theft of the  USS Monitor Trail Marker which was last seen about a week before.

THE MARKER IS GONE FOR NOW UNLESS IT FINDS ITS WAY BACK
THROUGH THE 94TH PRECINCT AND ANY LEADS THAT MAY  HELP.
IF NOT LOCATED THE MARKER WILL BE REPLACED
AS THE MEMORY OF THE USS MONITOR LIVES ON

Contact:  The Greenpoint Monitor Museum, 718-383-2637
                website:  http://greenpointmonitormuseum.org

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NOAA's USS  Monitor National  Marine  Sanctuary
will be unveiling a USS Monitor Trail Marker
on May 29, 2015 at the Greenpoint Monitor
Museum site in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY.
A History Fair will follow the Ceremony a
few blocks away at the Brooklyn Expo Center.
Click below for a Preliminary Notice of the event.
USS Monitor Trail Marker Ceremony
Click here for: Event Flyer

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METROPOLITAN WATERFRONT ALLIANCE
CITY OF WATER DAY
“IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD”
Greenpoint Brooklyn, New York
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
THE GREENPOINT MONITOR MUSEUM and
OLIVER TILDEN CAMP #26
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
will be participating in this year’s MWA City of Water Day.
Learn about the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) grant recently awarded to the Museum for the engineering design and permitting for a restored living shoreline.
Please come out and join us at the museum's land on the Bushwick Inlet!
(56 Quay St., enter through parking lot at corner of
Quay and West Streets, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York)

Click below for more details on this free event!
Greenpoint Monitor Museum
City of Water Day
"In Your Neighborhood"

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The Greenpoint Monitor Museum is pleased to announce exciting news:

The end of the NY City threat of eminent domain on its historic land.

The award of a Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund Grant for
100% Engineering Design and Permits required to restore its shoreline,
raise the site for community flood protection, and provide public access
to the Museum's USS Monitor Park on the Bushwick Inlet.

Funding provided by the Office of the New York State Attorney General
and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
through the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund. 

Greenpoint Monitor Museum
The end of the New York City threat of Eminent Domain

 


BE A PART OF GREENPOINT’S HISTORY AND FUTURE
VOTE FOR THE MUSEUM’S 2015 GCEF PROJECT
Project Title: The Greenpoint Monitor Museum USS Monitor Park
Location: 56 Quay St., East River/Bushwick Inlet, Greenpoint
Partners: NOAA’s USS Monitor National Marine Sanctuary,
PS110, PS31, PS34, MS126, St. Stanislaus Kostka School,
Oliver Tilden Camp No. 26 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Goals: Shoreline Restoration, Open Space, Flood Protection, Education
- Assess the sites shoreline. Prepare 100% design, plans, specifications
and obtain required permits for the construction of a living shoreline
with raised site elevations achieving the goal of creating environmentally
beneficial shoreline restoration, public open space and flood protection.
- Incorporate the project’s engineering processes into the Museum’s
existing Road Show School Program. Grant Request: $599,200
Contact: 718-383-2637 http://greenpointmonitormuseum.org

 

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Bushwick Inlet - Home of the Greenpoint Monitor Museum

Looking to the future development of The Greenpoint Monitor Museum's land
on the Bushwick Inlet, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York.
FOR MORE DETAILS CLICK BELOW
The Greenpoint Monitor Museum Proposal Pamphlet

*FOR CLARIFICATION, THIS PROPOSAL IS NOT PART OF THE NEW YORK CITY PARKS DEPARTMENT PLAN FOR THE BUSHWICK INLET PARK.
IT IS AN INDEPENDENT PROPOSAL MADE BY
THE GREENPOINT MONITOR MUSEUM FOR ITS LAND.

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WELCOME TO THE
GREENPOINT MONITOR MUSEUM
WEBSITE!


The Museum
is a STATE CHARTERED MUSEUM
honoring those who lost their lives
for this country.

Greenpoint's History
Built in Greenpoint
NOAA-USS Monitor
Our Little Monitor
Road Show Schools
Special Events
History & Purposes
Thanks to Our Friends
BOARD OF DIRECTORS



God Bless the Victims of
September 11, 2001.

- Founded in 1996 -
One of the goals of the Museum is to establish its
home on the shores of
Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where the
U.S.S. Monitor was built.




WEBSITE UNDER
CO
NSTRUCTION. "NEWSPAPER", "ROAD SHOW", "EVENTS", AND
"BREAKING NEWS" LINKS ARE ACTIVE AT THIS TIME.

2013
150th Anniversary of the
Sinking of the USS Monitor

2012
150th Anniversary of the
Launching of the USS Monitor

Special Events

"EVENT ARCHIVES"

19.5 Million
Greenpoint Community
Environmental Fund

SEE THE
GREENPOINT MONITOR MUSEUM'S
LEGACY GRANT PRE-PROPOSAL

Our project will prepare the Museum's waterfront land for public access and we will have educational programs with NOAA's Research Vessel docked at the site. A bulkhead for flood protection for the Greenpoint/Williamsburg comunities. Solar lighting is also included in the pre-proposal. Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY the birthplace of the USS Monitor!

LAST UPDATE:
June 10, 2016


Tax Free donations are accepted.
Donate Now

Thank you for your support!
 

JOIN US ON THE "ROAD SHOW"
BY CLICKING ON A SCHOOL BELOW.

"ROAD SHOW 2015-2016"

P.S. 110 - THE MONITOR SCHOOL CLASS 1

P.S. 110 - THE MONITOR SCHOOL CLASS 2 Coming soon!

P.S. 110 - THE MONITOR SCHOOL CLASS 3 Coming soon!

ST. STANISLAUS KOSTKA CATHOLIC ACADEMY Coming soon!

P.S. 161M - PEDRO ALBIZ COMPOS Coming soon!

"ROAD SHOW 2014-2015"

P.S. 110 - THE MONITOR SCHOOL CLASS 1

P.S. 110 - THE MONITOR SCHOOL CLASS 2

P.S. 110 - THE MONITOR SCHOOL - NOAA

QUEEN OF THE ROSARY CATHOLIC ACADEMY

P.S. 161M - PEDRO ALBIZ COMPOS

P.S. 34 - OLIVER H. PERRY SCHOOL

M.S.126 - JOHN ERICSSON SCHOOL

P.S. 31 - SAMUEL F. DUPONT SCHOOL

AWARD CEREMONY 2014 - 2015 Coming soon!

"ROAD SHOW 2013-2014"

ST. STANISLAUS KOSTKA CATHOLIC ACADEMY

QUEEN OF THE ROSARY CATHOLIC ACADEMY

New P.S. 161M - PEDRO ALBIZU CAMPOS

P.S. 110 - THE MONITOR SCHOOL CLASS 1

NEW P.S. 110 - THE MONITOR SCHOOL CLASS 2

P.S. 31 - SAMUEL F. DUPONT SCHOOL

AWARD CEREMONY 2013 - 2014 Coming soon!

"ROAD SHOW 2012-2013"

P.S. 110 - THE MONITOR SCHOOL

QUEEN OF THE ROSARY CATHOLIC ACADEMY -
NORTHSIDE CAMPUS

QUEEN OF THE ROSARY CATHOLIC ACADEMY -
ST. NICHOLAS CAMPUS

ST. STANISLAUS KOSTKA SCHOOL

P.S. 34 - OLIVER H. PERRY SCHOOL

P.S. 31 - SAMUEL F. DUPONT SCHOOL

P.S. 161 MANHATTAN

M.S.126 - JOHN ERICSSON SCHOOL

See Additional Greenpoint Monitor Museum
"Road Show" Schools - 2001- 2016 (15th Anniversary)

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BREAKING NEWS

USS Monitor Site Dedication

The Museum is not-for-profit with 501(c)(3) status.

CONTACT US:

THE GREENPOINT MONITOR MUSEUM
P.O. Box 220378
Brooklyn, New York 11222-0378
718-383-2637

Janice Lauletta-Weinmann, President, Webmaster
George J. Weinmann, Webmaster

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All Rights Reserved.

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