New York Aquarium. Office of the Director.

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New York Aquarium, the first permanent public aquarium in U.S., opened in 1896 at Castle Clinton in Battery Park, Manhattan.

Originally owned and operated by City of New York, control and operation was legally transferred to the Zoological Society in 1902. It suspended operation in 1941 and reopened in Coney Island in 1957.

From the description of Charles H. Townsend records, [ca. 1885]-1936. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155463694

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creatorOf New York Aquarium. Office of the Director. Charles H. Townsend records, [ca. 1885]-1936. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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associatedWith Albatross (Ship) corporateBody
associatedWith New York Zoological Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Townsend, Charles Haskins, 1859-1944. person
associatedWith United States. Bureau of Fisheries. corporateBody
associatedWith United States Fish Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Watson, Arthur Chase, 1897- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Galapagos Islands
New York (N.Y.)
Aquariums, public
Conservation of natural resources
Fur-bearing animals
Marine resources conservation
Seals (Animals)
Whaling ships

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Active 1885

Active 1936

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