Avi By: Avi

Remnants of Gunnison Battery

Gunnison Battery, a fortification built by the US Government to protect New York Harbor in the 1800s. Remnants of the battery, including gun emplacements, overlook the beach. It was once part of Fort Hancock, a test site and proving ground for the US Army for many years and was later the site of a Nike missile defense installation.

 

Its kinda sad to see it weathering out so bad :-/

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  • Avi 8y

    Here is another shot from the battery

    Gunnison Bunker
  • Natasha 8y

    Yep it's sad...but I should say that it's also a great picture!
  • mariagudnadottir 8y

    I really like these pictures and agree that its sad :/
    . The colors are beautiful though :).
  • Speedy79 8y

    Very nice picture. Looks like nature's getting back what men created.
    I think it's like poetry :)
    But i've got two questions:
    - Is it possible to go into the battery?
    - Why isn't it possible to see your pictures in a bigger format?
  • markafstop 8y

    Avi, I see a couple of pictures on weathered structures. they're pretty nostalgic, perhaps you can take us there some day ;)
  • zillog314 8y

    Hey wait a second, thats the door leading into a machine gun gallery for the four 12 inch mortar pits. That was built in the mid 1890's and is currently being restored. The idea was that the mortar batteries (mccook and reynolds ) may be attacked on land so that battery and battery potter had ports for gatling guns and anyone who climbed down from the large wall would be shot up by the guns.

    Battery Gunnison is a good distance away from the mortar batteries and is also being restored to its 1940 era condition after it was converted into a 6 inch non disappearing barbette mounted rapid fire gun. with a gas proofed plotting room.

    I'm a volenteer at that park and If you want pictures or info I can gladly supply you.
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Taken on April 21, 2007
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