- Associated Press - Thursday, March 3, 2016

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) - A World War II-era concrete sentry box that sits on a central New Jersey beach is falling into the ocean.

Hurricane Sandy destroyed a Sandy Hook bunker in 2012. Subsequent winter storms have toppled a sentry box in the Monmouth County federal park.

National Park Service officials tell NJ.com (https://bit.ly/1QuhZ9F ) that they’re trying to determine the concrete structure’s future.

The sentry boxes at Sandy Hook were used during World War II to watch for enemy ships and submarines.

The park service has been trying to save historic buildings at park, which is the site of former Fort Hancock. The remnants of an ammunition bunker sits at the edge of the water. Another bunker and sentry box sit further from the beach.

Half of the fishing beach’s structures have nearly disappeared.


Information from: NJ Advance Media.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide