U.S. Army Radar Site 11In the 1930's the United States began preparations to protect the areas along the Atlantic Coastline. To accomplish this many systems were installed around the seaports and shipping lanes of major cities such as New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore.In Delaware the U.S. Army established a large defensive fortification known as Fort Miles in Lewes. Fort Miles depended upon early warning systems and fire control information provided by a network of resources positioned along the shoreline. A system of 26 radar sites, using radio wave technology, stretched from Maine to Virginia, and concrete watch towers were manned by service personnel using binoculars and telescopes to focus in the horizon for enemy activity.
|Placed By||Village at Bear Trap Dunes|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 9:51pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 490581 N 4264073|
|Decimal Degrees||38.52500000, -75.10805000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 31.5', W 75° 6.483'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 31' 30.00" N, 75° 6' 28.98" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 629 Magnola St, Ocean View DE 19970, US|
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