Near Tiburon in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Defending the Bay
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.
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 •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 18 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.