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Delaware City in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Power Station

Back-up electric plant for the fort.

 
 
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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, June 5, 2021
1. Power Station Marker
Inscription.  In the late 1890s, when the fort was being modernized, these generators were installed to provide back-up power for the lights, elevators, and the firing of the twelve-inch guns. An electrical service ran under the Delaware River to supply the island directly. However, if the power cables had been severed accidentally, or by an enemy ship, these generators would have provided the necessary power to keep the fort functioning.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 39° 35.361′ N, 75° 34.047′ W. Marker is in Delaware City, Delaware, in New Castle County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delaware City DE 19706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of W. Emerson Wilson (within shouting distance of this marker); Sally Port (within shouting distance of this marker); Gun Embrasure (within shouting distance of this marker); Pea Patch Island (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pea Patch Island Heronry (approx. 1.2 miles away
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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, June 5, 2021
2. Power Station Marker
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in New Jersey); Heronry on Pea Patch Island (approx. 1.2 miles away); Coastal Defense Forts (approx. 1.2 miles away); City of Delaware City Veteran's Point (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delaware City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Jun. 25, 2022