Fort Mott, New Jersey

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  1. Njaco

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    When Marcel came to visit the United States this week, he and I were discussing places to see. Because he has an interest in gun emplacements and pillbox type sites, I suggested Fort Mott as a good place to explore. And so we did!

    Here is a Wiki link about Fort Mott and an aerial pic showing the gun emplacements.

    Fort Mott (New Jersey) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    and a pic pf Marcel and I on our way to the fort!

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    This is the first gun emplacement that we came upon, called "Battery Gregg". It held 5" guns and an observation post.

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    There were many out-buildings including an observation tower and a separate magazine building to keep the powder dry. Because the main emplacements were built underground, there is a lot of water seepage and keeping dry was a priority.

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    On the grounds were found a few relics of WWII. It seems that they hold WWII re-enactments here from time to time. We found a row of ambulance trucks under restoration and this AA gun.

    All in all a very good day and great company!

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    Very cool! I had no idea this place existed.
     
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    I had always heard about it but never visited so it was a great expedition that we undertook!
     
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    Very cool! Third photo down in post #2 is enough to scare away any invaders! :lol:
     
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    Great stuff ...
     
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    Thanks for the pics, Chris. And also thanks for the ride. Enjoyed it very much.
     
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    Interesting shots Chris!
     
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    Great field trip, I don't remember the gates when I saw it back in the '80's.
     
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    We had to wait until he left so we could check things out. Pain in the..... Everything smelled like urine after he left!

    Insurance costs will do that every time!
     
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