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Near Tiburon in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Defending the Bay

 
 
Defending the Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 3, 2013
1. Defending the Bay Marker
Inscription. Battery Ledyard, built in 1899, was one of three Angel Island batteries installed to defend San Francisco Bay. Located at Point Knox, it was armed with two five-inch wire wound guns. Battery Ledyard was named for Lt. August C. Ledyard, 6th Infantry, who was killed in the Philippine American War the same year. In 1915 the Army declared batteries Ledyard, Drew and Wallace obsolete and the guns were removed from the island.
 
Location. 37° 51.404′ N, 122° 26.473′ W. Marker is near Tiburon, California, in Marin County. Marker is on Perimeter Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belvedere Tiburon CA 94920, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Army Moves In (approx. 0.3 miles away); Caring for Soldiers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Protecting the Public Health (approx. 0.7 miles away); Angel Island (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ayala Cove (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cold War Defense (approx. one mile away); Play Games (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ministering to all Faiths (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tiburon.
 
More about this marker. Perimeter Road is a 5 mile, mostly paved, walking/bicycle path that goes around Angel Island.
Defending the Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 3, 2013
2. Defending the Bay Marker
Angel Island State Park is accessed by ferry from Tiburon.
 
Also see . . .  Endicott Batteries - Angel Island Conservancy. In 1885 US President Grover Cleveland appointed a joint army, navy and civilian board, headed by Secretary of War William C. Endicott, known as the Board of Fortifications. The findings of the board illustrated a grim picture of existing defenses in its 1886 report and recommended a massive $127 million construction program of breech-loading cannons, mortars, floating batteries, and submarine mines for some 29 locations on the US coastline. (Submitted on October 12, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge from the marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 3, 2013
3. San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge from the marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • William J. Toman was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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