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Tuesday Photo Challenge: Tower…

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World War II Lookout Tower – Cape May, New Jersey

Fire Control Tower No. 23 is New Jersey’s last remaining restorable World War II tower, part of the immense Harbor Defense of the Delaware system known as Fort Miles, playing a major part in coastal defenses. Built in 1942, the tower was one of 15 towers that helped aim batteries of coastal artillery, stretching from North Wildwood, N.J. to Bethany Beach, DE. Four were in Cape May County, N.J.—the towers located in North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest were torn down and a third tower is located inside Cape May’s Grand Hotel, Beach and Philadelphia avenues. Fire Control Tower No. 23 is on land now part of the Cape May Point State Park. The tower was listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places on May 29, 2003 and on the National Register on Nov. 17, 2003.

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Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. Hope you enjoy :)

6 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge: Tower…

  1. I did not know about these towers!

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  3. I had no idea that there was a fear of seaborne attacks. But I guess there was some panic after Pearl Harbour.

  4. I had such a great time in Cape May. As a historian, I appreciate the towers as well, the town has plenty of historical places to visit 🙂

  5. It is a beautiful place to visit 🙂

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