Cape May Point in Cape May County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
What is it?
Cape May Point State Park
At the time of construction in 1942, this bunker was covered with sod and stood on high ground 900 feet from the ocean. Built of reinforced concrete, the roof and walls are 6 feet thick. Erosion and storms have washed away the land in front of and under the bunker. How long can the pilings, meant only to stabilize, support the bunker weighing thousands of tons?
Erected by State of New Jersey.
Location. 38° 55.912′ N, 74° 57.507′ W. Marker is in Cape May Point, New Jersey, in Cape May County. Marker can be reached from Lighthouse Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Marker is in Cape May Point State Park on the walkway to the beach. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flipper and Friends (within shouting distance of this marker); Shorebirds Galore (within shouting distance of this marker); Swarms of Dragonflies (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bats on the Move (about 300 feet away); Fragile Flyers (about 400 feet away); Ridges, Rivers and Coastlines (about 400 feet away); All Shapes, Sizes and Materials (about 700 feet away); Cape May Lighthouse (about 700 feet away).
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker contains two photos of the bunker; one taken at ground level, and another taken from the air. Also on the marker is a diagram of the bunkerís floor plan.
Categories. • War, World II •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,250 times since then and 52 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week September 20, 2009. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 28, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 10. submitted on September 2, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.