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STATEN ISLAND'S ISLANDS Charles Evans Cron Hoffman Island was an ammunition distribution center during the war. They didn't load ammo in the harbor for obvious reasons. Also naval ships coming into the harbor with stores of ammo would unload there and reload on the way out. Swinburne Island was a quarantine area back in the 20's, 30's. Polio cases were sent there. I may have the islands mixed up but to my knowledge that was their general purposes.

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