How did the Port of New York develop? This educational video I came across on youtube explains how the History and Geography of our harbor and surrounding region influenced the birth and growth of the Port of New York/New Jersey into one of the largest and busiest ports in the world.
Influence of Geography & History on Port of New York 1949 is a fascinating glimpse into the not so distant past of how “New York’s Greatest Port” came to be.
From the travel film archive channel:
Mai Armstrong for Working Harbor Committee