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Pennsville in Salem County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ammunition Hoist

 
 
Ammunition Hoist Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
1. Ammunition Hoist Marker
Inscription. Emplacement #1 magazine had a capacity of 494 rounds in cases and 96 rounds in rack or total of 590 rounds.

Ammunition was served to this passageway by two endless chain hoists with hooks. The hoists were connected by belts to small motors. These could be used only with projectiles. A request had been made to have trays attached to the hooks so that separate cartridge bags and projectiles may be combined, but this was found to be too dangerous. Powder bags were always kept in wooden trays or in ones arms.
 
Erected by State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 39° 36.26′ N, 75° 33.245′ W. Marker is in Pennsville, New Jersey, in Salem County. Marker can be reached from Fort Mott Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located on the walking trail in Fort Mott State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Pennsville NJ 08070, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery Krayenbuhl (here, next to this marker); Battery Krayenbuhl’s 5-inch rapid fire guns (a few steps from this marker); Battery Edwards (a few steps from this marker); Battery Commander’s Station (a few
Marker in Fort Mott image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
2. Marker in Fort Mott
The covered-over delivery tables mentioned on the marker can be seen in this photo on both sides of the marker.
steps from this marker); Peace Magazine:   1904 (within shouting distance of this marker); Switchboard Room / Plotting Room (within shouting distance of this marker); Generator Room (within shouting distance of this marker); 1872 Construction (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Pennsville.
 
More about this marker. Several blueprints of the Ammunition Hoist appear on the marker, including one of the “Side elevation of [the] ammunition hoist.” It has a caption of “There was a delivery table on either side of this sign.”
 
Also see . . .  Fort Mott State Park. NJ Division of Parks & Forestry website. (Submitted on August 29, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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Fort Mott State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
3. Fort Mott State Park
The “Ammunition Hoist” marker can be found on the Walking Tour of Fort Mott State Park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 860 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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