Harbor Defenses of Sitka, Alaska

 

 

LOCATION : Whale Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first 5 photos from 18 June 2004.  The last 3 are from summer 2000.

 

 

 

 

The M3 emplacement for gun No. 4 of the Anti Motor Torpedo Boat (AMTB) battery No. 2

 

AMTB battery No. 2 Gun No. 4 on Whale Island.  Here was a fixed 90mm M1A1 gun.

 

 

 

 

 

Collapsed Quonset huts along the road to the AMTB Battery

 

Here are more collapsed Quonset huts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part of the original road is still in good shape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This photo shows the clearing for the mobile gun No. 1 of the AMTB battery.  Note the nice view of Kayak Island behind the trees.

 

This is the clearing for gun No. 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I took this photo from inside the manhole for gun No. 3 before it was covered by a tent-building.

 

 

 

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