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Salisbury Beach Military Reservation

Salisbury Beach Military Reservation
Salisbury, Massachusetts
Coordinates
Type Coastal Defense
Site information
Owner Massachusetts
Controlled by United States Army
Site history
Built 1942
In use 1942-1945
Built by United States Army
Battles/wars World War II
Garrison information
Garrison Salisbury, Massachusetts

Salisbury Beach Military Reservation was a coastal defense site located in Salisbury, Massachusetts.

History

The Salisbury Beach Military Reservation was built on state land. Its mission was to protect the Merrimack River and Newburyport Harbor from possible air and naval attack. It never did have to fire its guns though but it did play an important part in the defense of the harbor.

The site today

Today the site is home to Salisbury Beach State Park. The site also contains the remains of the batteries and buildings.

References

External links

  • http://www.northamericanforts.com/East/ma.html#salisbury
  • http://web.archive.org/web/20091026233348/http://www.geocities.com/nhfortress/Towers/towers.html
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