Near Sausalito in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Nike Missile Site SF88
The first Nike weapons—shrapnels and explosives-loaded Ajax missiles—could take down an airplane 37 miles off shore. As Cold War tensions and fear of a nuclear attack on the American mainland grew, the Nike program acquired new Hercules missiles. Armed with a nuclear warhead, the Hercules could travel 75 miles, destroy everything within a 20-mile radius of its strike, and eliminate an entire formation of planes.
Erected by National Park Service, Golden Gate National Recreation Ares.
Location. 37° 49.56′ N, 122° 31.716′ W. Marker is near Sausalito, California, in Marin County. Marker is on Field Road near Conzelman Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 960 Field Road, Sausalito CA 94965, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battery Alexander (a few steps from this marker); Mortars to Missiles Battery Mendell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cold War Legacy: Missiles to Marine Mammals (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battery Construction No. 129 (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Golden Gate (approx. 1.6 miles away); Construction 129 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Strengthening an Icon (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sausalito.
Also see . . .
1. Site SF88 San Francisco Area - Nike Historical Society. Site SF-88L is open for guided tours Thursdays through Saturdays from 12:30 PM. - 3:30 PM. The first Saturday of every month is an open house at the site, with volunteers and Nike Veterans interpreting each of the areas on the base. For more information, go to http://www.nps.gov/goga/ (Submitted on April 15, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Nike Missile Site (SF-88), San Francisco Bay Area - YouTube. A four minute video tour of Nike Missile Site SF88. (Submitted on April 15, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Air & Space • War, Cold •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 15, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.