What Is It?
When built in 1942, the bunker was covered over with sod and stood on high ground 900 feet from the ocean. It is 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?
Location. 38° 55.889′ N, 74° 57.339′ W. Marker is in Cape May Point, New Jersey, in Cape May County. Marker is on Lighthouse Road. Touch for map. The marker is located in Cape May Point State Park near the parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Cape May Point NJ 08212, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bunker Story (here, next to this marker); Bats on the Move (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ridges, Rivers and Coastlines Shorebirds Galore (approx. 0.2 miles away); What is it? (approx. 0.2 miles away); Flipper and Friends (approx. 0.2 miles away); Swarms of Dragonflies (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fragile Flyers (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape May Point.
Categories. • War, World II •
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