Solid, silent and solitary, these stalwart concrete soldiers survey ships on the sea. The occupants, highly trained soldiers of the 261st Coast Artillery, served to protect the Delaware coast and the entrance to Delaware Bay from incursion or invasion by enemy ships during World War II. The soldiers observed and identified ships on the Atlantic and were trained to coordinate targeting and firing of the big guns at Fort Miles should an enemy be identified.
This is another version of a recent photograph - where post-processing allows me to present the image as it might have appeared 70+ years ago. These are fire Control Towers #3 and #4 and were located (at that time) in the middle of nowhere - near the Atlantic beach many miles south of Fort Miles, Lewes, Delaware. The nearest town today is Dewey Beach, DE, just to the north.
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November 12th, 2014
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