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UER Forum > Archived US: Pacific Northwest > Big Guns at the Beach (Viewed 1063 times)
OttoL 


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Big Guns at the Beach
< on 6/29/2012 3:57 AM >
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Took a little trip to the coast, and found some cool WWII gun position.





Powder room doors where sealed.


Corridor to the power room, plotting room, radio room, and gas lock.


Radio room.


Plotting Room.


Compressor Room.




Main corridor.


You all know what this was.




Back in the day.

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Re: Big Guns at the Beach
<Reply # 1 on 6/29/2012 5:13 AM >
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Interesting find. Quite the creepy vibe going on in that place.


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Re: Big Guns at the Beach
<Reply # 2 on 6/30/2012 2:48 AM >
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I always love exploring these types of structures along the coast. I like that there isn't too much graffiti.

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Re: Big Guns at the Beach
<Reply # 3 on 6/30/2012 6:06 PM >
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fort warden?

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Re: Big Guns at the Beach
<Reply # 4 on 7/1/2012 1:30 AM >
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Posted by TomUE
fort warden?


No. There are no 200 series batteries at Fort Worden. This is in the Harbor Defenses of the Columbia River. It's actually in a park, but there are no signs or anything that tell people where this is. You have to hike in a way to the top of a hill to find it. Most people don't even know it's there, unless they hike up and stumble into it.

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Re: Big Guns at the Beach
<Reply # 5 on 8/3/2012 3:11 PM >
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Posted by TomUE
fort warden?


I had thought the same thing at first.

Where'd my oh there it is go?...damn.
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Re: Big Guns at the Beach
<Reply # 6 on 8/3/2012 5:37 PM >
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I think the fort you found is Fort Canby at Cape Disappointment near Ilwaco, WA, right?1. That is a cute little fort and so small compared to the big three on puget sound.

Great photos.



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OttoL 


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Re: Big Guns at the Beach
<Reply # 7 on 8/5/2012 7:23 AM >
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Posted by Phule
I think the fort you found is Fort Canby at Cape Disappointment near Ilwaco, WA, right?1. That is a cute little fort and so small compared to the big three on puget sound.


Yep, that's the place. to be specific, it's Battery 247. Fort Canby is rather small compared to Puget Sound or San Francisco forts. Across the river in Oregon is the bigger companion to Fort Canby, which is Fort Stevens. Believe it or not, Fort Canby used to be much bigger, but the Parks Department tore down most of the fort garrison buildings many years ago.
What I like about this battery is that it's kind of tucked away from the other batteries and gets less visitors. There are two other batteries that I am trying to get to, but they are on Coast Guard property, so those will be a little harder to find. I have maps of their locations, and plan on getting to them soon.
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Re: Big Guns at the Beach
<Reply # 8 on 8/5/2012 5:36 PM >
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Happy hunting and I hope you find them. If the coasties find you, the worst they will do is use you as a practice dummy.

I think in my #3 image, that small island has some remnants of the old base as well.

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Re: Big Guns at the Beach
<Reply # 9 on 8/5/2012 8:48 PM >
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Posted by Phule


I think in my #3 image, that small island has some remnants of the old base as well.


You're right. That is the remnants of an old Quartermasters wharf. There used to train tracks that led from the wharf to all four batteries on the fort to transport materials and ammo. If you look closely in your photo, you can see the coast guard station on what used to be part of the garrison of Fort Canby. Just on top of that hill are two batteries. One is accessible to the public, and even has a museum built on top of it (Battery Allen) . Just further east from that battery is another, which is not open to the public (Battery O'Flyng) , along with a searchlight shelter and three observation stations. Down closer to the water within the coast guard station is another battery (Battery Gunther) , which housed mortars, used to send high arc shells onto the lightly armored decks of battleships.


I guess I know a bit too much about all this, but then again, I am "bonkers for bunkers"...

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Re: Big Guns at the Beach
<Reply # 10 on 8/6/2012 4:19 AM >
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Yes you sure know a lot.

This explains more why you want to get into the other closed off ones.

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