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Obscure Sites of San Francisco, updated 01 FEB 2011
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armyjunk



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Location: KENTUCKY

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time to get underway and go out to Angel Island, if you happen to go to the island plan a full day, take water, snacks and plan on lots of walking, they do rent bicycles and I assume you can take a bike on the on the boat.

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89 We will go to the East Mine Casemate first, its at the edge of the garrison area and not much left of it, here is a Plan view



90 and here is what's left to see




91 now to the other side of the island for the West Mine Casemate, location photograph


92 nice drawing, but you get the idea


93 pic1 this is the entrance in a amazing amount of poison oak or ivy


94 pic2 looking down the stairway


95 pic3 looking up the stairway


96 pic4 interior, looking back towards the entrance on the right


97 pic 5 interior


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armyjunk



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Next we will go to Yerba Buena aka Goat Island which is under the Bay Bridge, this area is under construction so I'm not sure if its accessible, I might try to go there in January but it looks to be a hardhat area

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Mine Building
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stbabslis



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:48 pm    Post subject: Fort Baker MC Reply with quote

What is the date of your Ft Baker MC entrance photo?

Following the last SF St Babs, the door had been closed, then someone had broken the top center half to gain access?

Do you have any older pix of the FC underneath the South side of the Golden Gate Bridge?

Any of the stations atop the hill over the tunnel at Point Bonita?

The FC on Rob Hill west of Bty McKinnon Stotsenberg? All demolished foundations only remain.

Devils Slide?

Gary
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armyjunk



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the date of your Ft Baker MC entrance photo?
2001

Following the last SF St Babs, the door had been closed, then someone had broken the top center half to gain access?

Do you have any older pix of the FC underneath the South side of the Golden Gate Bridge?
HAVEN'T GOT TO THESE YET, BUT YES AT LEAST TWO

Any of the stations atop the hill over the tunnel at Point Bonita?
I'VE NEVER BEEN UP THERE,YOU THINK ANYTHINGS UP THERE? AGAIN I'M NOT SURE I'M BRAVE ENOUGH TO CLIMB UP THERE, WHERE'S THE YOUNG GUYS WHEN I NEED THEM?


The FC on Rob Hill west of Bty McKinnon Stotsenberg? All demolished foundations only remain.
I FIGURE THESE ARE EASY FOR FOLKS TO SEE

Devils Slide? AND YES WILL POST LATER

I will be in San Francisco during January, I hope to have the keys to go out Bonita and get under the north and south ends of the bridge, we will see how that plays out.....any request for photos? I'll be glad to take them as I'm just killing some time out there........
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stbabslis



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:14 pm    Post subject: Hill over Pt Bonita tunnel Reply with quote

One of the maps shows several stations, all E, atop the hill

Gary
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armyjunk



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now we are at Fort Scott under the Golden Gate Bridge, In 1920 there was a series of Fire Control Stations in this area, today I believe these are the only 2 left, again this is a hardhat area and I'm not sure it can be accessed. I believe these to be B3 Chamberlain and M2 Mines in November 1945 but its hard to be sure.

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103 1987 Notice 3 Stations


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107 Top Station
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armyjunk



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would attempt to do the Dynamite battery but its very confusing even when you are standing in it......

Here we are at Lands End and Lobo, first Lands End site of 2 90mm Guns. Both locations very easy to get to.

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109 Emplacement 1


110 Battery Commander Station


111 Emplacement 2


112 Now a short walk over to Lobos site of 2 6inch Navy Guns


113 Emplacement 1


114 Emplacement 2
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armyjunk



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A short distance down Great Highway is the Great Highway Mine Station

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116 Site of Great Highway Mine station


117 View North towards the Golden Gate Bridge
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armyjunk



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Mussel Rock fire control stations are a little ways north of Mussel Rock, it is on PRIVATE PROPERTY and I near as I can tell they don't want people on the property... 2 dug in stations and a powerhouse

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124 B3 Howe changed to B3 Construction 244
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Devils Slide
125 Parking is a problem here, best to have someone drop you off.


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129 Stairway to Fire Controls and Radar


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138 Interior view of Transmitter Building


139 Interior view of Transmitter Building


140 Notice RCW, this is not the original Radar tower, probably postwar Aid to Navigation tower


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Z-man



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

once again, awesome shots! Still watching and thanks for sharing.
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armyjunk



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Devils Slide
143 Location Map, Parking is a problem here, best to have someone drop you off.


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149 This structure is gone


150 View North


151 View South
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armyjunk



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pillar Point
This site has one remaining Fire Control and access is controlled, you will need to make a phone call for access

Location Map


Site


B7S7 Davis




This is gone


this is also gone


Powerhouse


Powerhouse Plan


Remains of SCR-296 Radar


Plan of SCR-296 Radar


This is the end of the tour
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TexasViking



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, a great set of pictures.
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donnabhain



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome Smile
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