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Continuing the ferry theme slightly, if you were to take the Staten Island Ferry from the Battery to St. George and then walk about two miles along the shore of the Kill Van Kull you would come to the Sailors’ Snug Harbor. This collection of Greek Revival buildings was once a home for “aged decrepit and worn out sailors,” founded in 1801 by Robert Richard Randall.

 

This is where those who made their living on boats could find

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There are some beautiful stained glass windows:

 

Unfortunately, despite being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the exteriors of the buildings at Sailors’ Snug Harbor have seen better days:

 

The old Sailors’ Snug Harbor is now the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden. You should go see it.

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