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Constitution Island

Constitution Island, in the Hudson River opposite West Point, SE N.Y.; part of the U.S. Military Academy. The ruins of Fort Constitution, built in 1775, are there. During the American Revolution, a chain was stretched across the Hudson at Constitution Island to prevent the ascent of British ships.

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