Observation Tower at Big Stone Beach

Observation Tower at Big Stone Beach (HM2MY6)

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N 39° 0.03', W 75° 19.704'

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The metal observation tower at Big Stone Beach was one of five constructed in Delaware between World Wars I and II to reinforce nearby Fort Saulsbury. These towers formed an integral part of the fort's fire control system. Built from metal and corrugated siding, each tower featured two or three observation decks; each deck supported a particular gun located at Fort Saulsbury. Military personnel positioned at the Big Stone Beach tower first worked to identify and confirm enemy targets, then relayed the information gathered to the fort. This tower is the only remaining observation tower used to support Fort Saulsbury, which was decommissioned in 1946.
HM NumberHM2MY6
Year Placed2015
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
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Date Added Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 7:03pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 471563 N 4316883
Decimal Degrees39.00050000, -75.32840000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 0.03', W 75° 19.704'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 0' 1.8" N, 75° 19' 42.24" W
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