Purchased from the Manhattan tribe of the Wappinger
Confederacy by the Dutch, Governors Island has long been
the secret island in New York’s harbor. Although this pristine island has appeared on maps since the 1600s, little regarding it has been known by the populace. It has been the site of horse races, inventions, college classes, hangings, military musters, and unidentified bones. All of these are part of the unique history explored within the pages of Governors Island.
About the Author
Susan L. Glen lived on Governors Island as a military wife and spent many years researching the island’s past. Governors Island is a culmination of that research. A member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, the New England Historical and Genealogical Society, and the Daughters of the American Revolution, she holds a master’s degree and has taught school in six states. She is the recipient of the Public Service Commendation from the U.S. Coast Guard and of the Alex Haley Award for Excellence in Internal Information. Michael Shaver is the national park ranger at Governors Island.