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Gymnasium and "Downtown" Camp Hero Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., September 23, 2019
Gymnasium and "Downtown" Camp Hero Marker
New York (Suffolk County), Montauk Point — "Downtown" Camp Hero

The U.S. Army commissioned Camp Hero in May 1942 as a coastal artillery installation to defend against German ships, particularly submarines. Batteries 112 and 113 each contained two 16-inch guns. Battery 216 was equipped with two . . . — Map (db m140591) HM

New York (Suffolk County), Montauk Point — Amistad Memorial

July 1839, Joseph Cinque, leader of Mende Captives from Sierra Leone, overpowered the crew of the slave ship La Amistad off Cuba and landed at Culloden Point, Long Island. Captured and tried in a New Haven Court, the Africans . . . — Map (db m140143) HM

New York (Suffolk County), Montauk Point — Antiaircraft Training at Camp Hero

Battery 216 served the New York City area as a coastal defense site from 1943 until its deactivation in 1947. In 1951, when part of Camp Hero became an antiaircraft artillery training station, Battery 216's empty bunker was used to . . . — Map (db m140310) HM

New York (Suffolk County), Montauk Point — Battery Dunn (Battery 113)

Construction of Battery 113 began on March 23, 1942, and was completed on June 5. On August 10, it was renamed Battery Dunn in honor of Colonel John M. Dunn. The battery contained two Navy MkII 16-inch guns on M4 mounts. Over 600 feet . . . — Map (db m140329) HM

New York (Suffolk County), Montauk Point — Commonly Seen Vessels

For centuries, Montauk's waters have been a crossroads of continuous maritime activity. While today's vessels are modern, their purpose is much the same as it has been since colonial times: fishing, transportation, commerce, defense . . . — Map (db m140257) HM

New York (Suffolk County), Montauk Point — Lost At Sea

In Remembrance of Those Lost At Sea While Fishing These Waters

Henry Miller 1775 Henry Miller 1770 Capt. Clarke's Son 1766 Jacob Skellinx 1171753 [age] 51 Daniel Baker 1171753 [age] 61 Dick 1171753 William . . . — Map (db m140147) HM

New York (Suffolk County), Montauk Point — Montauk Air Force Station

The United States Air Force established its first radar at Montauk Point in 1948. In the years that followed, Montauk Air Force Station was home to a variety of surveillance and height-finding radar that guarded the New York City area . . . — Map (db m140340) HM

New York (Suffolk County), Montauk Point — Montauk Lighthouse

was authorized to be constructed by President George Washington in 1795 and completed in 1797, at a cost of $22,300.00. When the Light was completed, it stood some three hundred feet from the edge of the cliff. The sandstone . . . — Map (db m140098) HM

New York (Suffolk County), Montauk Point — Montauk Point Lighthouse

has been designated a NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America

From 1797 to 1870 this lighthouse was the most important beacon . . . — Map (db m140100) HM

New York (Suffolk County), Montauk Point — Montauk Point Lighthouse

Commissioned by President George Washington ☆ Constructed 1796 ☆ First Lighthouse in New York State ☆ — Map (db m140262) HM

New York (Suffolk County), Montauk Point — Nature's Sculptures

Bluffs Massive, vulnerable Collapsing, sliding, shrinking Flooding rain, crashing waves, wind, and time Carving, weathering, eroding Incredible, delicate Hoodoos

Icy Origins You are standing on an area deposited by . . . — Map (db m140318) HM

New York (Suffolk County), Montauk Point — U.S. Merchant Mariners and U.S. Navy Armed Guard

In memory of all U.S. Merchant Mariners and U.S. Navy Armed Guard personnel who perished in W.W. II May their souls rest in peace — Map (db m140142) WM

New York (Suffolk County), Montauk Point — USS Montauk

Commissioned on October 6, 1943, she was a 5,600 ton vessel, 451 feet in length, 60 feet in beam and with a draft of 20 feet. She carried 564 personnel. The ship was employed in the Pacific, carrying troops and cargo to Hawaii, Guam, . . . — Map (db m140144) HM


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