Archive for July, 2014

Antiaircraft defenses on Wolf Ridge

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Wolf Ridge, a rugged spine of coastal grassland and low chaparral, is the divide between the Rodeo and Tennessee Valleys in the Marin Headlands. In the years leading to World War II the “1937 Project for the Harbor Defenses of San Francisco” led to the formation of Fort Cronkhite and the construction of Battery Townsley […]

Batteries Smith-Guthrie & O’Rorke

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

On an overcast Sunday afternoon Claudia and I headed out to the Marin Headlands for the Headland Center for the Arts Summer Open House (always fun.) After touring the studios and a tasty lunch in the HCA galley we headed out to take some photographs. We elected to visit Batteries Smith-Guthrie and O‚ÄôRorke, Endicott-era gun […]