2005-02-11 / Community

The Guns Of Fort Tilden

The National Park Service at Gateway National Recreation Area’s Fort Tilden site will be offering a public program on the history of harbor defense in Rockaway entitled the “Guns of Fort Tilden.” This program will highlight Rockaway’s role in the defense of New York Harbor and the submarine activity that took place within sight of Rockaway’s coast during World War II. Park volunteer Bernie Feuer will present this multimedia show, which will feature photographs of the historic 16-inch guns and Nike missiles that were based at Fort Tilden.

This program will take place at Fort Tilden’s Visitor Contact Station (Building 1) on February 19 at 2 p.m. Reservations are required. For reservations, directions and more information, please call (718) 318-4300.

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