Observation Tower at Big Stone Beach (KC-115) - Milford, DE
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 39° 00.030 W 075° 19.704
18S E 471563 N 4316883
Quick Description: Observation Tower at Big Stone Beach-The metal observation tower at Big Stone Beach was one of five constructed in Delaware between World wars I and II to reinforce nearby Fort Saulsbury.
Location: Delaware, United States
Date Posted: 11/13/2019 4:27:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM11MKA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
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Long Description:
Observation Tower at Big Stone Beach-The metal observation tower at Big Stone Beach was one of five constructed in Delaware between World wars I and II to reinforce nearby Fort Saulsbury. These towers formed an integral part of the fort’s fire control system. Built from metal and corrugated siding, each tower featured two or three observation decks; each deck supported a particular gun located at Fort Saulsbury. Military personnel positioned at the Big Stone Beach tower first worked to identify and confirm enemy targets, then relayed the information gathered to the fort. This tower is the only remaining observation tower used to support Fort Saulsbury, which was decommissioned in 1946.

Erected 2015 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number KC-115.)


The marker is near the tower on Big Stone Beach Road at the intersection of South Big Stone Beach Road. Marker is at 1 Big Stone Beach Road, Milford DE 19963
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