Searchlight #14
Pyramid Point, Long Island, HD Kodiak
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The Coast Artillery installed Searchlight #14 on Pyramid Point at the southwest end of Long Island. Facilities at the site included a combined power plant and searchlight shelter, a Distant Electric Control, or DEC, station and wooden storage and support buildings.

Searchlight #14 exhibits the remains of a wooden structure built onto the front of the shelter. Inspection of other sites and some post-war photographs suggest that similar structures were installed at many searchlight sites in Kodiak. Interestingly, veteran accounts indicate that the wooden additions were not present during WW II. It is possible that these structures were built after the war to protect and weatherproof the shelters.



DEC Station


Looking south at the station.
August 2005
One of the south windows is still boarded shut.
August 2005
Looking southwest inside the station.
August 2005
The rear of the station.
August 2005



Searchlight Shelter


The front of the shelter.
August 2005
Looking southeast at the shelter.
August 2005
Detail of wooden remains.
August 2005
Detail of metal supports at the base of the center wood beams.
August 2005
Looking southeast in the shelter.
August 2005
The north end of the shelter.
August 2005
Inside the shelter, looking south.
August 2005



Support Buildings


The searchlight storage and repair building.
August 2005
Looking south at the searchlight storage and repair building.
August 2005
Inside the searchlight storage and repair building.
August 2005
Remains of the "tools" building.
August 2005
This nearby log cabin may have been used by the Army.
August 2005
Inside of the cabin.
August 2005







Documents
Form 4May 1, 1944
PlanSeptember 1, 1945
Detail map of area.September 1944
Area of Illumination map. 




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