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Pennsville in Salem County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Generator Room

 
 
Generator Room Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
1. Generator Room Marker
Inscription. The forts electrical plant was placed in a room sixteen feet by thirty feet in the west end of the main battery. The original plans for generating electrical power at the battery used a coal fired steam system. Two 25 kilowatt General Electric dynamos, two 50-horsepower boilers, a switchboard, a Worthington pump, a feedwater heater, a water cistern, and a Sturevant blower were placed in the dynamo room. Later modifications and improvements led to the installation of a gasoline powered system. The plant generated sufficient power to run the hoists and the lights in the main battery, as well as those in the 5-inch rapid fire gun emplacements.
 
Erected by State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 39° 36.246′ N, 75° 33.203′ 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. Switchboard Room / Plotting Room (a few steps from this marker); Battery Arnold (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Commanderís Station
Generator Room Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
2. Generator Room Marker
The entrance to the Generator Room can be seen behind the marker.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Edwards (within shouting distance of this marker); The Latrines (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Krayenbuhl (within shouting distance of this marker); Ammunition Hoist (within shouting distance of this marker); Pea Patch Island (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pennsville.
 
More about this marker. Two drawings appear on the marker. One of Drawing depicts the original coal fired steam system, and another showing the later modified gasoline powered system. Old photographs of three gasoline powered dynamos and the electrical switchboard also appear at the bottom of the marker.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Mott State Park. NJ Division of Parks & Forestry website. (Submitted on August 30, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitary
 
Markers at Fort Mott image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
3. Markers at Fort Mott
Several markers are found along the walking tour of Fort Mott. The Generator Room marker can be seen in the center of the photo.
Fort Mott State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
4. Fort Mott State Park
The Generator Room marker can be found on the Walking Tour of Fort Mott State Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 774 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 30, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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