Fort Hancock at Sandy Hook

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
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Fort Hancock in Sandy Hook was a military fort which operated from 1895 until 1974. The fort played an important part in defending New York harbor and New Jersey, especially during World War II and the Cold War.


The fort is on the Sandy Hook Bay side of the barrier spit of Sandy Hook, surrounding the iconic Sandy Hook Lighthouse.

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The next photo is the chapel:

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The former movie theater, which is now a theater for stage shows:

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Officers' quarters:

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History House, a restored house on Officer Row:

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The Mortar Battery:

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The Battery Potter, the nation's first disappearing gun battery:

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To read more about Fort Hancock, read more here.

To see my other post about Sandy Hook, click here

To read about the Nike Missile base history of Fort Hancock, read here.

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