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August 28, 2012

Fort Hancock at Sandy Hook

Fort Hancock

 

Fort Hancock

 

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.


Fort Hancock at Sandy Hook

The next photo is the chapel:


Fort Hancock at Sandy Hook chapel

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


Fort Hancock at Sandy Hook theater

Officers' quarters:


Fort Hancock at Sandy Hook Officers' quarters
Fort Hancock at Sandy Hook

History House, a restored house on Officer Row:


History House at Fort Hancock at Sandy Hook

The Mortar Battery:


The Mortar Battery

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


The Battery Potter


To read more about Fort Hancock, read more here.

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

 

Please read my post on Sandy Hook Lighthouse

 

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Fort Hancock at Sandy Hook

August 28, 2012