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Updated: October 21, 2000

Fort Tilden and Rockaway Community Links:

Gateway National Recreation Area
Marine Parkway Bridge
The Rockaways
The Rockaway Point Fire Department
Bird Watching at Fort Tilden
Today's Surf Fishing Report (From "The Fishing Line")
Gerritsen Memories - The History of Gerritsen Beach

US Life Saving Service Links:

The U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association
The US Life-Saving Service by Dr. Dennis L. NoblePart of USCG History site.
The U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association
Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum
The Old Coast Guard Station, Virginia

Coast Artillery Links:

The Coast Defense Study Group
Kodiak Alaska Military History
Harbor Defenses of Sitka, Alaska (Created by Matthew Hunter)
Coastal Fortifications on the Gulf of Mexico
Artillery at the Golden Gate (The Defense of San Francisco, CA)
225th Searchlight Web Page
SEACOAST ARTILLERY RADAR 1938-46
U-boat logo
U-Boat.Net: Good site for German U-boat info
U-Boat.Net: Read about Capt Hardegen's U-Boat U-123 operations in the NY Harbor.
Military Archaeology of Australasia and the Pacific

Military History Research Links:

National Archives Record Group 392
Library of Congress, American Memory Collection (lots of digital maps and photos)
Library of Congress, Digital Photo Collection (Artillery photos)
GUIDE TO AMERICAN FORTS-Eastern United States and Territories
NOAA On-line Historical Maps
Society for Military History
New York Military Affairs Symposium
Council on America's Military Past
Fortress Books
The Center for Fort Preservation and Tourism
US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers--1917 to Present
Helpful for decoding the aircraft numbers on the NAS Rockaway page.
Lee R. Unterborn's Links Page. Good links for military research on the web.
See US Army Corps of Engineers DERP-FUDS Reports
Defense Environmental Restoration Program - Formerly Used Defense Sites (Contains information concerning abandoned military bases).
Links to Many Foreign Artillery Web Sites (Created by Martin Egger)

Nike Missile Links:

General Nike Missile Info:

Ed Thelen's Nike Site
U.S. Army Redstone Arsenal Official Nike Missile Site
U.S.Army Redstone Arsenal - More Nike Missile Photos
Nike Ajax and Hercules Ordnance Support Units
North American Air Defense Online Radar Museum
US Army - Air Defense Artillery School
Air Defense Artillery

Regional Nike Missile Info:

New York - New Jersey Nike Missile Sites (Created by Don Bender)
San Francisco, California - Nike Missile Site SF-88L(Created by Vince Sempronio)
San Francisco, California - Nike Missile Site SF-88L
Montgomery County, Maryland Nike Missile Sites
Indiana Nike Missile Sites
Texas Nike Missile Site for Sale!
Los Angeles Nike Site 43L
Seattle Area Nike Missile Sites

Other Former Military Bases
in the New York Harbor Area

Floyd Bennett Field, NY Fort Hancock, NJ Fort Wadsworth, NY
Atlantic Highlands, NJ Fort Hamilton, NY Mitchell Field, NY
Fort Totten, NY Fort Jay Castle Clinton


More Floyd Bennett Field Links
The History of Floyd Bennett Field and U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Brooklyn
VP Navy - NAS Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY
National Aircraft Restoration Facility at Floyd Bennett Field
Floyd Bennett Field Photos by Geoff Sobering

America's Coastal Defense Forts on the Internet!

Revised: May 31, 2000
HECP = Harbor Entrance Control Post

The Harbor Defenses of Kennebec, ME (District 1)
Fort Baldwin, Sabino Head, ME
or
Fort Baldwin, Sabino Head, ME

The Harbor Defenses of Portland, ME (District 1)
Long Island Military Reservation
Fort Lyon, Cow Island
Fort McKinley, Great Diamond Island
Peak's Island Military Reservation
Jewell Island Military Reservation
Fort Levett, Cushing Island
Fort Preble, Spring Point
Fort Williams (HECP), Cape Cottage
Fort Williams (HECP), Cape Cottage
Cape Elizabeth Military Reservation
Biddleford Military Reservation

The Harbor Defenses of Portsmouth (District 1)
Fort Foster, Gerrish Island
Fort Constitution, Newcastle Island
Fort Constitution, Newcastle Island
Fort Stark, Jerry's Point
Fort Dearborn, Frost Point
Saulsbury Beach Military Reservation

The Harbor Defenses of Boston,MA (District 1)
East Point Military Reservation
Fort Ruckman, Nahant
Fort Banks, Winthrop
Fort Heath, Grover's Cliff
Fort Dawes (HECP), Deer Island
Fort Warren, Georges Island
Fort Standish, Lovell's Island
Fort Strong, Long Island
Fort Andrews, Peddocks Island
Fort Duvall, Hog Island
Fort Revere, Telegraph Hill, Hull
Fourth Cliff Military Reservation, Scituate
Sagamore Hill Military Reservation

The Harbor Defenses of New Bedford (District 1)
Fort Rodman, Clarke Point
Fort Taber
Mishaum Point Military Reservation

The Harbor Defenses of Narragansett Bay, NH (District 1)
Fort Church, Sakonnet Point
Fort Adams, Newport
Fort Adams, Newport
Fort Adams, Newport
Fort Wetherhill, Conanicut Island
Fort Wetherhill, Conanicut Island
Fort Getty, Conanicut Island
Fort Burnside (HECP nearby), Beavertail
Fort Greble, Dutch Island
Fort Kearny, Saunderstown
Fort Varnum, Boston Neck
Fort Greene, Point Judith

The Harbor Defenses of Long Island Sound, NY-Conn (District 3)
Fort Mansfield, RI
Fort H.G. Wright (HECP), Fishers Island, NY
Fort Michie, Great Gull Island, NY
Fort Terry, Plum Island, NY
Fort Tyler, Gardiner's Point, NY
Camp Hero, Montauk Point, NY
Camp Hero, Montauk Point, NY

The Harbor Defenses of Eastern New York, NY (District 3)
Fort Slocum, David's Island, NY
Fort Schuyler, Throgs Point, Bronx, NY
Fort Totten, Willets Point, Queens, NY

The Harbor Defenses of Southern New York, NY-NJ (District 3)
Fort Tilden (HECP), Rockaway, Queens, NY (Main Page of This Site)
Fort Hamilton, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY
Fort Wadsworth (HECP), Staten Island, NY
Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook, NJ
Atlantic Highlands Military Reservation, Navesink, NJ

The Harbor Defenses of the Delaware, DE-NJ (District 4)
Fort Mott, Finns Point, NJ
Fort Delaware, Pea Patch Island, DE
Fort DuPont, Delaware City, DE Be sure to click on "Next Page"
Fort Saulsbury, Slaughter Beach, DE
Cape May Military Reservation, Cape May, NJ
Satellite photo of Battery 223 (Similar to Battery 220 at Fort Tilden, but exposed by erosion)

Fort Miles (HECP), Cape Henlopen, DE
Fort Miles (HECP), Cape Henlopen, DE

The Harbor Defenses of Baltimore
Fort Howard, North Point, MD
Fort Carroll, Soller's Point Flats, MD
Fort Armistead, Hawkins Point, MD
Fort Smallwood, MD

The Harbor Defenses of the Potomac, MD-VA
Fort Washington, MD
Fort Hunt, VA

The Harbor Defenses of Chesapeake Bay, MD-VA (District 5)
Fort Monroe, VA
Fort Wool
Fort John Custis, Cape Charles
Fisherman Island
Fort Story (HECP nearby), Cape Henry, VA

The Harbor Defenses of Cape Fear River
Fort Caswell, Oak Island

The Harbor Defenses of Charleston, SC (District 6)
Marshall Military Reservation, Sullivan's Island, SC
Fort Moultrie (HECP), Sullivan's Island, SC
Fort Sumter, SC

The Harbor Defenses of Port Royal Sound
Fort Fremont, St Helena
Fort Welles, Hilton Head Island

The Harbor Defenses of Savannah, GA
Fort Screven, Tybee Island
Fort Pulaski

The Harbor Defenses of Key West, FL (District 7)
Fort Taylor (HECP nearby), Key West, FL

The Harbor Defenses of Tampa Bay, FL
Fort Dade, Egmont Key, FL
Fort DeSoto, Mullet Key, FL
Fort DeSoto, Mullet Key, FL

The Harbor Defenses of Pensacola, FL (District 8)
Fort Pickens (HECP), Santa Rosa Island, FL
Fort McRee, Perdido Key, FL

The Harbor Defenses of Mobile, AL
Fort Morgan, Mobile Point
Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island

The Harbor Defenses of the Mississippi
Fort Saint Philip and Fort Jackson

The Harbor Defenses of Galveston, TX (District 8)
Fort Travis, Bolivar Point, TX
Fort San Jacinto (HECP), Fort Point, TX
Fort Crockett, Galveston, TX

The Harbor Defenses of San Diego, CA (District 11)
Fort Emory, Coronado Heights, CA
Fort Pio Pico, North Island, CA
Fort Rosecrans, Point Loma, CA


The Harbor Defenses of Los Angeles, CA (District 11)
Bolsa Chica Military Reservation, CA
Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, CA
White Point Military Reservation, San Pedro, CA
Long Point Military Reservation, Pt Vincente, CA

The Harbor Defenses of San Francisco, CA (District 12)
Milagra Ridge Military Reservation, CA
Fort Funston, Lake Merced, CA
Fort Miley, Lands End, CA
Fort Winfield Scott (HECP), Presidio, CA
Fort Mason, Black Point, CA
Fort McDowell, Angel Island, CA
Fort Baker, Line Point, CA
Fort Barry, Point Bonita, CA
Fort Cronkhite, Tennessee Point, CA

The Harbor Defenses of the Columbia (District 13)
Fort Stevens, Point Adams
Fort Columbia, Chinook Point
Fort Canby (HECP), Cape Disappointment

The Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound, WA (District 13)
Fort Ward, Bean Point
Middle Point Military Reservation
Fort Whitman, Goat Island
Fort Flagler, Marrowstone Island
Fort Casey, Admiralty Head
Fort Worden (HECP), Point Wilson
Fort Ebey, Partridge Point
Fort Ebey, Partridge Point
Camp Hayden, Striped Peak
Fort Hayden, Cape Flattery Miltary Reservation

The Harbor Defenses of Hawaii
Fort Ruger, Diamond Head
Fort DeRussy, Waikiki Beach
Fort Armstrong, Kaakaukukui
Fort Kamehameha, Queen Emma Point
Fort Weaver, Puuloa
Fort Barrette, Kapolei
Fort Hase, Mokapu Point
Wiliwilinui Miltary Reservation
Paumala Miltary Reservation
Kawailoa Miltary Reservation
Opaeula Miltary Reservation
Brodie Camp Miltary Reservation
Kaena Point Miltary Reservation
Puu O Hulu Miltary Reservation

The Harbor Defenses of Sitka Alaska
Fort Babcock, Shoals Point, Kruzof Island
Fort Peirce, Biorka Island
Fort Rousseau, Makhnati Island

The Harbor Defenses of Seward Alaska
Fort McGilvray, Caine's Head
Fort Bulkey, Rugged Island

The Harbor Defenses of Kodiak Alaska
Fort J.H. Smith, St Peters Head, Chiniak
Fort Tidball, Castle Bluff, Long Island
Fort Abercrombie, Miller Point

The Harbor Defenses of Dutch Harbor Alaska
Fort Learnard, Eider Point, Unalaska
Fort Schwatka, Ulakta Head, Amaknak Island
Fort Brumbeck, Constantine Point

Corregidor
The Harbor Defenses of Corregidor
The Harbor Defenses of Corregidor

List of forts from "Modern American Seacoast Defenses", (1890-1950), by Mark Berhow. Links are added as we find them. Please contact us via e-mail if you know of an additional web site relating to any of these forts.

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