Above: Governors Island ferry terminal at tip of Manhattan Island.

The ferry to Governors Island departs from the 1909 Battery Maritime Building, 10 South Street at the corner of Whitehall and South Streets, next door to the Staten Island ferry terminal in lower Manhattan.

The Battery Maritime Building is not in Battery Park. It is not the same location as the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Ferry. For more information, visit the National Park Service Governors Island web site.

Ferry terminal #1 --

1st of 74 views in NYCHS Governors Island prison history virtual tour.

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These virtual tour images were taken by NYCHS in March 2006 during an arranged visit in connection with NYCTV Original Productions filming a "Secrets of NY -- Jails of New York: Secrets Unlocked" segment. Click show's photo logo left -- used here courtesy of NYCTV Original Productions -- for more about it.
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En route:
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Building 140:
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Castle Wms:
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Prison yard:
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Sprial stairs:
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Tiers, cells:
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From roof:
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Castle cannon:
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Fort moat:
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Fort cannon:
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More fort:
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8 return views:
ferry: Page 67,
terminal: P. 71