Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fort Totten Water Battery, Willets Point, Queens, New York, New York

Ft. Totten Officers' Club (now Bayside Historical Society)
Nestled out of sight on Willets Point, Queens, is a massive waterside granite fort, Fort Totten, built in 1861 opposite Ft. Schuyler as a pinch point to protect the East River.  The fort never saw active duty against battle ships.  Militery use discontinued in 1974.

Throg's Neck Bridge to the west

Transport Tunnel (1870)

Arched Casement (cannon room)

Torpedo Magazines (1873)

Granite Arches, Bluestone floors

urban archeology

Water View looking east

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