Tuesday, April 6, 2010

In The Dark

Above ground look at the gun position. The covered area is where the shell and powder charge come out from underground.
The main entrance to the case mate.

The main room and ammunition storage. Along the walls, the shells made contact with the painted surface.

The explosion proof fuse box to run power for the lights.

The elevator for the shells and power to be raised 20 feet above.

It has been awhile between posts. Life has had a chance to get in the way of my extra activities, so I haven't had time to post anything. I wanted to make a change to that situation.

The above photos are part of the coast defense system that was put in place during the Endicott Period or the third system of defense around our coast. This was a phase of expansion and electrification of coastal defense along both eastern seaboard and the west coast.

This was a once and a life time seek peek at a underground restoration project being done by the National Park Service. This case mate has not been opened to the public in a long time. I really enjoyed exploring the several rooms that divided the ammunition, power and elevator rooms.

That's all for now. I'll be out adventuring soon enough, see you then.


  1. Good to see you're still there.

  2. Thanks. I now have some more time to devote to this fun little blog. Thanks again for reading.