While not forgotten this place still deserves a place on this site.
This WWII bunker/gun battery was built in 1941. The batteries included two
US 10-inch M1888 guns on M1894M1 disappearing carrages, transferred from
Fort Mott, New Jersey*. After the the war in 1946 most buildings were
torn down and the gun carrages were removed. This bunker is in the middle
of a National Historic site so there is usually tourists all over the place
but if you go on a weekday you'll pretty much have the place to yourself.
The two batteries are connected by a series of underground tunnels. There are various
rooms off of the tunnels which used to hold the ammo for the 2 guns, and various
other equipment, but now are empty. You can still see the remains of the
foundation for one of the above ground buildings just outside one of the
bunker entrances, and just past that there is an off limits bunker which we
will have to go back and check out at another time.
* this info was borrowed from
North American Forts