What Is It?

What Is It? (HM1S1J)

Location: Cape May, NJ 08204 Cape May County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 55.889', W 74° 57.339'

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The Bunker

This bunker or gun emplacement was built in 1942. The round turrets on either side held 6 inch guns. The horseshoe shaped structures which can be seen out in front of low tide are panama mounts. These were built in July 1941 prior to the construction of the more permanent bunker and held four 155mm coast artillery guns. A sister bunker stands across the bay in Lewes Delaware.

When built in 1942, the bunker was covered over with sod and stood on high ground 900 feet from the ocean. It is built of reinforced concrete. The roof and walls are 6 feet thick. Erosion and storms have washed away the land in front of and under the bunker. How long can the pilings (meant only to stabilize) support the bunker weighing thousands of tons?
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HM NumberHM1S1J
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Date Added Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 503844 N 4309174
Decimal Degrees38.93148333, -74.95565000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.889', W 74° 57.339'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 53.34" N, 74° 57' 20.34" W
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Area Code(s)609
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Blue Trail, Cape May NJ 08204, US
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