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Location DB > United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Fort Strong
Fort Strong
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created by Mike Dijital on 7/31/2014 1:51 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 12/19/2020 2:39 PM
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This is a pretty big military bunker on the tip of an Island in boston harbor, well worth the trip if you're into military stuff
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Difficult
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
Long Island
Boston, Massachusetts
United States
Owner: City of Boston
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • flooding
  • water
  •  Interesting Features
    Its a really cool military base on the tip of an island in boston harbor
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • cameras
  • Guard at the end of the bridge to get on the island
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1870
    Closed: 1960
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • binoculars
  • gloves
  • head protection
  • long pants / sleeves
  • towelettes
  •  Recommended Equipment

    Fort Strong (1870 - 1960's), is located on Long Island in Boston Harbor.

    It was originally named Long Island Military Reservation until 1899.

    Camp Wightman, a Civil War training camp, was located on the island in 1861.

    At the end of the Civil War, the government decided to keep Fort Strong which had been located in East
    Boston, and move it to Long Island. It was officially designated in 1867 as being located on Long Island. The
    name is a dedication to Massachusetts Governor Caleb Strong. [1]

    The gun blocks and magazine of Long Island Head Battery (1874 - 1876), a 10-gun battery, still remain.

    Endicott period batteries which were located here:

    Battery Hitchcock (1899 - 1939)
    Battery Ward (1899 - 1939)
    Battery Drum (1899 - 1917)
    Battery Smyth (1906 - 1921)
    Battery Stevens (1906 - 1946)
    Battery Taylor (1906 - 1942)
    Battery Basinger (1901 - 1947)
    A two-gun AA battery was built in the 1920s, extended to three guns in 1935. A mine casemate was
    constructed in 1906, which commanded the northern channel (President Roads) harbor minefields until
    replaced by Fort Dawes in 1944.

    Fort Strong was a NIKE missile launch site in the 1950s, with the control site in Squantum. The Radar
    Section, 15th AAA Group, was there from January 1958 to June 1961.

    This property had been owned by the Long Island Hospital, and is now operated by The Boston Public
    Health Commission.
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    Sun, Apr 21st, 2013
    posted by Kurt
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    Thu, Jul 31st, 2014
    posted by Mike Dijital
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    Coolness 10 / 10
    Content Quality 10 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 12/19/2020 2:41 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Dec 19 20 at 14:41, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Dec 19 20 at 14:39, Emperor Wang changed the following: Description
  • on Dec 17 20 at 17:51, Kurt updated gallery picture
  • on Dec 17 20 at 17:51, Kurt updated gallery picture
  • on Dec 17 20 at 17:51, Kurt updated gallery picture
  • on Dec 17 20 at 17:51, Kurt added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Dec 17 20 at 17:50, Kurt updated gallery 2013
  • on Dec 17 20 at 17:50, Kurt updated gallery 2013
  • on Dec 17 20 at 17:49, Kurt created a new gallery
  • on Jul 31 14 at 2:10, Mike Dijital validated this location
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