Pennsville in Salem County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Peace Magazine: 1904
“ . . . ceilings of the magazines consist of flat arches of 6-inch hollow tile and the vertical walls are covered with 2-inch hollow tile furring and both ceilings and side walls are plastered with a thin layer of Portland mortar 1 – 3. Two hundred thirty-two linear feet of 3-inch vitrified tile were laid underground from emplacement number 6 to a manhole at the entrance of the west emplacement for carrying cables for electric light and power. Outside walls of the battery were roughly plastered and then waterproofed with paraffin paint #3 and coal tar. A 2-inch porous tile drain was placed around the foundations of each emplacement and covered with a layer of broken stone”.
Despite many efforts, condensation of moisture in the emplacements and magazines continued to be a problem that was never adequately solved. On June 11, 1903, the Chief of Engineers authorized an allotment for the construction of a new storage magazine to be detached from the main installation and located behind the parados. Money was also provided for the creation
Erected by State of New Jersey.
Location. 39° 36.28′ N, 75° 33.246′ W. Marker is in Pennsville, New Jersey, in Salem County. Marker can be reached from Fort Mott Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located on the walking trail in Fort Mott State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Pennsville NJ 08070, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery Krayenbuhl’s 5-inch rapid fire guns (within shouting distance of this marker); Ammunition Hoist (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Krayenbuhl (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Edwards (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Commander’s Station (within shouting distance of this marker); 1872 Construction (within shouting distance of this marker); Switchboard Room / Plotting Room (within shouting distance of this marker); Generator Room (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pennsville.
More about this marker. A blueprint of Battery Edwards appears on the right and bottom of the marker.
Also see . . . Fort Mott State Park. NJ Division of Parks & Forestry website. (Submitted on August 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Military •
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