Pennsville in Salem County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Ammunition was served to this passageway by two endless chain hoists with hooks. The hoists were connected by belts to small motors. These could be used only with projectiles. A request had been made to have trays attached to the hooks so that separate cartridge bags and projectiles may be combined, but this was found to be too dangerous. Powder bags were always kept in wooden trays or in ones arms.
Erected by State of New Jersey.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • Military.
Location. 39° 36.26′ N, 75° 33.245′ W. Marker is in Pennsville, New Jersey, in Salem County. Marker can be reached from Fort Mott Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located on the walking trail in Fort Mott State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pennsville NJ 08070, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery Krayenbuhl (here, next to this marker); Battery Krayenbuhl’s 5-inch rapid fire gunsBattery Edwards (a few steps from this marker); Battery Commander’s Station (a few steps from this marker); Peace Magazine: 1904 (within shouting distance of this marker); Switchboard Room / Plotting Room (within shouting distance of this marker); Generator Room (within shouting distance of this marker); 1872 Construction (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pennsville.
More about this marker. Several blueprints of the Ammunition Hoist appear on the marker, including one of the “Side elevation of [the] ammunition hoist.” It has a caption of “There was a delivery table on either side of this sign.”
Also see . . . Fort Mott State Park. NJ Division of Parks & Forestry website. (Submitted on August 29, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 945 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.