Secrets of New York Islands

Don gets access to an isolated stronghold that once saved New York city, uncovers the fantasy island arsenal of the biggest arms dealer on earth, and scrambles around a forgotten relic once used to keep the depraved out of site.

From This Episode

Don Wildman checks out the view from inside Castle Williams on Governors Island. 960 1280

  

The remains of a castle still can be seen on Bannerman Island. 960 1280

  

View of Manhattan from Castle Williams on Governors Island. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman goes behind bars inside Castle Williams on Governors Island. 960 1280

  

Completed in 1811, Castle Williams is a circular defensive work of red sandstone on the west point of Governors Island in New York Harbor. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman discusses the history of Bannerman Island with Thom Johnson. 960 1280

  

Governers Islands' strategic location made it perfect for use as a military facility for British and American forces for more than two centuries. Don explores one of its fortifications, Castle Williams. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman and crew take a boat to Bannerman Island. 960 1280

  

Another view of Castle Williams on Governors Island. 960 1280

  

Park Ranger Mike Shaver gives Don a tour of Castle Williams on Governors Island. 960 1280

  

Off Limits camera person Karin Pelloni and audio engineer Jamal Rashada shoot at the Renwick Ruins of the former smallpox hospital on New York's Roosevelt Island. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman rides the tram from New York's Roosevelt Island. 960 1280

  

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