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Coastal Defenses Weekend - Fort Hancock - May 16 & 17

 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:26 pm    Post subject: Coastal Defenses Weekend - Fort Hancock - May 16 & 17 Reply with quote

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Coastal Defenses Weekend will be held May 16. "Battery Gunnison in World War II" will be held noon to 4 p.m. at Gunnison beach. The Army Ground Forces Association and living historians in 1943-era uniform will demonstrate and involve the public in the loading of a 6-inch gun. A harbor defense evening lantern tour will be at 7 p.m., beginning at Fort Hancock Museum. Volunteers in World War II uniforms will lead the walk to Battery Gunnison. Attendees should bring a flashlight.

Coastal Defenses Day will be held noon to 4 p.m. May 17 at Fort Hancock. It will feature a walk to some of the fort's gun batteries, and Roseland Radio Club will conduct shortwave radio broadcasts at Sandy Hook lighthouse. World War II re-enactors will be on-site with their camp exhibit at History House, Officers Row. Volunteers in World War II uniforms will demonstrate the operation of Battery Gunnison, and how guns are loaded. The Battery Potter will also be open, and attendees may tour the Nike Missile radar site. For more information, call 732- 872-5970 or visit www.nps.gov/gate.
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