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Castle Bluff, Long Island, HD Kodiak
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The Coast Artillery installed the Battery Command station for Battery Const. #296 at the top of a 60-foot wooden tower, some 400 feet southwest of the battery. Although damaged during tower's collapse, the surviving single-room station is a good example of the tower-type installations in Kodiak.






Looking southwest at the station.
August 2005
Tower debris and the station.
August 2005
Tower debris and the rear of the station.
August 2005
The roof of the station. Note the trap door.
August 2005
Inside the station, looking north.
August 2005
The entrance to the station was through the floor.
August 2005
The door opening mechanism used a counterweight system: A cord attached to the door's outer edge passed through the gray pulley (on the left) and connected to a counterweight hanging in the slot below. Note also the ladder leading up to the roof in the background.
August 2005







Documents
Form 2May 1, 1944
PlanSeptember 1, 1945
Detail map of area.September 1944




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