— Fort Pickens —Hidden beneath this vegetation is Battery Langdon, Fort Pickens' most powerful gun emplacement. It's 12-inch guns could throw a projectile 17 miles out to sea. The first time Artilleryman M. Harry fired one of them his hat blew off, his pants split, and he saw concussion ripples in the sand. The massive bunker, begun in 1917 and completed in 1923, was covered with soil during World War II to camouflage it from enemy aircraft.
|Placed By||The National Park Service, Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, January 2nd, 2015 at 1:03pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 474741 N 3354093|
|Decimal Degrees||30.31836667, -87.26273333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 19.102', W 87° 15.764'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 19' 6.12" N, 87° 15' 45.84" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach FL 32561, US|
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