Cape May in Cape May County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Top of the Fire Tower
Notice the copper cables running up the side of the tower. They are connected to lightning rods that are mounted on the top railings. This lightning protection was installed in August 1943, almost a year after the tower was completed, at a cost of $70.
Location. 38° 56.612′ N, 74° 58.013′ W. Marker is in Cape May, New Jersey, in Cape May County. Marker is on Sunset Blvd. (County Route 606), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located near the World War II Lookout Tower. Marker is in this post office area: Cape May NJ 08204, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker Construction of Fire Control Tower No. 23 (here, next to this marker); History of Coastal Defenses (here, next to this marker); Fire Control Tower No. 23 (here, next to this marker); The abrupt end of Fort Miles (here, next to this marker); Landscape (here, next to this marker); The Construction of Fort Miles (a few steps from this marker); Cape May during World War II (a few steps from this marker); S.S. Atlantus (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape May.
More about this marker. The background of the marker contains a silhouette of the area showing Fire Control Tower No. 23. The right of the marker features a photo of two other towers and has a caption of “These Fire Control Towers in Delaware show two and three level viewing slots for azimuth sightings. Photo Courtesy of Delaware State Parks, www.fortmiles.org”
Also see . . . Fort Miles website. (Submitted on August 27, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 636 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 27, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.