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    Sand replenishment at Jacob Riis Park Beach has begun. During this project, sections of the beach will be closed to the public for their safety. Replenishment is expected to take up to two weeks.

Fort Wadsworth's Endicott Era Defenses

12 inch gun crew at hoist.

Ammunition crew at 12-inch gun battery, 1908.

NPS/Gateway NRA

Fort Wadsworth's Endicott Era gun batteries included:

Battery Duane: five 8-inch counterweight disappearing guns.

Battery Ayers: two 12-inch counterweight disappearing guns.

Battery Richmond: two 12-inch counterweight disappearing guns.

Battery Barry: two 10-inch counterweight disappearing guns.

Battery Upton: two 10-inch counterweight disappearing guns.

Battery Dix: two 12-inch counterweight disappearing guns.

Battery Mills: two 6-inch counterweight disappearing guns.

Battery Hudson: two 12-inch counterweight disappearing guns, one 6-inch counterweight disappearing gun, one-4.7 inch rapid fire gun.

Battery Barbour: two-6 inch counterweight disappearing guns, two-4.7 inch rapid fire guns.

Battery Turnbull: six 3-inch rapid fire guns.

Battery Bacon: two 3-inch rapid fire guns.

Battery Catlin: six 3-inch rapid fire guns.

To learn more about Endicott Era Defenses, click here.

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Cyclists on Floyd Bennett Field.

Before they built the first airplane, the Wright Brothers were bicycle manufacturers. Today, the historic runways of Gateway's Floyd Bennett Field are used by cyclists throughout the year. More...