Near Tiburon in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Defending the Bay
Location. 37° 51.404′ N, 122° 26.473′ W. Marker is near Tiburon, California, in Marin County. Marker is on Perimeter Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belvedere Tiburon CA 94920, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Army Moves In (approx. 0.3 miles away); Caring for Soldiers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Protecting the Public Health (approx. 0.7 miles away); Angel Island (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ayala Cove (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cold War Defense (approx. one mile away); Play Games (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ministering to all Faiths (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tiburon.
More about this marker. Perimeter Road is a 5 mile, mostly paved, walking/bicycle path that goes around Angel
Also see . . . Endicott Batteries - Angel Island Conservancy. In 1885 US President Grover Cleveland appointed a joint army, navy and civilian board, headed by Secretary of War William C. Endicott, known as the Board of Fortifications. The findings of the board illustrated a grim picture of existing defenses in its 1886 report and recommended a massive $127 million construction program of breech-loading cannons, mortars, floating batteries, and submarine mines for some 29 locations on the US coastline. (Submitted on October 12, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • William J. Toman was the editor who published this page.