Archive for April, 2014

Marin Headlands – Battery Wallace

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Generally speaking the defense works at the Golden Gate had relatively short working lives. As new naval capacities were developed, shore batteries became obsolete or were reformulated to make them both survivable and effective. Located inland from Battery Mendell, Battery Wallace started out as a late Endicott Period open air gun emplacement. It was completed […]

Marin Headlands – Three Sisters

Monday, April 28th, 2014

As the 20th Century began Fort Barry underwent quite a build out with construction of troop barracks, officer’s quarters, command posts, and supporting facilities for the Marin Headland’s Endicott era gun batteries. Fast forward a hundred years and these buildings are now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The Three Sisters, with the […]

Point Bonita hilltop

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Pt. Bonita stands guard on the northern flank of the Golden Gate Straight. For well over a century lighthouse keepers, military spotters, rescue crews, and navigation aids have occupied these dramatic ocean bluffs. At the high point along the cliffs, between the Pt. Bonita Lighthouse and Battery Mendell, the hilltop has been scraped flat and […]