2005-02-11 / Front Page

‘Historic Guns’ At Fort Tilden February 19

The National Park Service has announced that Gateway National Recreation Area will present a program on the history of harbor defense in the Rockaways entitled the “Guns of Fort Tilden”.

The program will take place at Fort Tilden’s Visitor Contact Station in Building 1 on February 19 at 2 p.m. Historic photographs of the 16-inch guns and the Nike missiles that were based at Fort Tilden will be shown during the slide show.

This will be followed by a discussion of 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.

Reservations are required. For more information, call 718-338-3799.

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