Sandy Hook in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Giant boilers fired, building up steam to power the guns’ hydraulic lifts. Half-ton projectiles brought from the magazine by rail cart are hoisted to the second floor loading area. The elevators raise the guns through the holes in the roof to the firing position. Total time for loading, ascending, firing and descending averaged more than six minutes. This was no match for the 30-second firing style of the disappearing guns installed in 1907 at nearby Battery Granger.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 40° 28.002′ N, 74° 0.143′ W. Marker is in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Click for map. Marker is in the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area, at the north of the peninsula. Marker is in this post office area: Highlands NJ 07732, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Hancock Officers’ Club (about Site of Master Mechanic’s Quarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery Granger (approx. 0.2 miles away); The World War II Years (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mule Barn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barracks, School, Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fire House Number 1 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hasty Additions in Wartime (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sandy Hook.
More about this marker. The upper left of the marker features a drawing of Battery Potter. The bottom of the marker features a layout of the interior of the battery, showing the location of the big gun.
Also see . . . Fort Hancock. NY Harbor Parks website. (Submitted on September 24, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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