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Looking west towards the northern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. The near bridge to the right of the picture crosses the Intracoastal Waterway; the far bridge to the left of the picture, known as the “High-Level Bridge,” crosses the North Channel of the Chesapeake Bay.
Looking south into the sun at about 9 a. m. I cropped the sun glare out of the upper left corner of the picture.
The Intracoastal Waterway cuts through the tip of the park.
During World War II, gun emplacements guarded the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, matched by emplacements at Cape Henry. Subsequently, the Air Force used the base as a radar outpost. The military pulled out in 1980.
Here is the entrance to the bunker from the landward side . . .
. . . and a view inside the bunker.
The guns in action.
Stairs to the outlook on the top of the bunker.
Looking north towards the village of Townsend from atop the bunker:
The family plot of the Hallett and the Fitchet families.
Details of the gravesite:
See the park’s website.
Pictures taken December 10, 2009.