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Sandwich in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

241st Coast Artillery

Battery C

 
 
241st Coast Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 2012
1. 241st Coast Artillery Marker
Inscription. A siren pierces the air! A German submarine is sighted! Soldiers scramble to their respective positions to defend the eastern entrance of the Cape Cod Canal from enemy attack.

This was only a drill. Enemy vessels were sighted along these shores, yet they never ventured within range of the guns of Sagamore Hill.

The field before you was the site of the 241st Coast Artillery Battery C encampment from late 1941 through WWII. At the end of the war the camp was disassembled and the field has now returned to a natural community.

Diagram of the camp.
 
Erected by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
 
Location. 41° 46.786′ N, 70° 30.928′ W. Marker is in Sandwich, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker can be reached from Scusset Beach Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Location is off the main road follow the trail at the marker that says Sagamore Hill Historic area. Marker is in this post office area: Sagamore Beach MA 02562, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ready Rooms (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Panama Mount (about 500 feet away); Changes Through Time

241st Coast Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 2012
2. 241st Coast Artillery Marker
At the end of the path you will come to the marker
(about 600 feet away); Sagamore Hill Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Still on Patrol (approx. 2.3 miles away); Bournedale's Yesterdays (approx. 2.5 miles away); Comassakumakanit (approx. 2.5 miles away); Cape Cod Canal (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sandwich.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 541 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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