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Fort Hancock--
Supplementary Resources

By looking at Fort Hancock: A Bastion of America's Eastern Seaboard, students explore the development of this coastal defense system. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of interesting materials.

Gateway National Recreation Area
Visit Gateway National Recreation Area's Web pages for general information on visiting the park.

Maritime Heritage Program
The National Park Service's Maritime Heritage Program works to advance awareness and understanding of the role of maritime affairs in the history of the United States by helping to interpret and preserve our maritime heritage. The program's Web pages include information on National Park Service maritime parks, historic ships, lighthouses, and life saving stations. Of particular interest is information on the Sandy Hook Light, the oldest standing light tower in the United States.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Search the NARA website for a variety of primary sources, including photos of bunkers, guns, and officer's quarters, using keywords such as "Fort Hancock" and "Sandy Hook."

Library of Congress: American Memory Collection
Search the American Memory Collection using keywords "Sandy Hook" and "Fort Hancock." Primary resources available on-line include photographs, HABS/HAER documentation, periodicals, and Congressional records.

Nike Missiles & Missile Sites
The Nike Missiles and Missile Sites Web pages present a variety of historical and technical information relating to the Nike missile system and former Nike missile sites. There is a special focus on sites located within the New York metropolitan area and New Jersey, including Fort Hancock.


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