Near Sausalito in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Battery Construction No. 129
Last of the big gun emplacements
Though San Francisco's harbor was still the most significant port on the west coast at the close of World War II, coastal defense had changed forever after the aerial attacks on Pearl Harbor. There would be no more big gun batteries - Battery Construction 129 marked the end of seacoast fortifications based on land-mounted artillery positioned to fend off enemy warships.
Erected by National Park Service, Golden Gate National Recreation Ares.
Location. 37° 49.626′ N, 122° 29.952′ W. Marker is near Sausalito, California, in Marin County. Marker is on Conzelman Road near Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mill Valley CA 94941, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Golden Gate (a few steps from this marker); Construction 129 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Strengthening an Icon (approx. one mile away); The Golden Gate Bridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Bay Transformed (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Lone Sailor (approx. 1.1 miles away); Nike Missile Site SF88 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Battery Alexander (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sausalito.
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Battery Construction No. 129 pullout on the Marin Headlands in Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.