Moosic Mtn. Wild Presents

Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook  Gateway National Recreation Area - National Park Service

By John Van Horn

Sandy Hook, New Jersey, Fort Hancock

Looking north from Fort Hancock is a spectacular view of Lower Bay and the Verrazano Bridge spanning The Narrows and the entrance of New York Harbor. This view is why this fort existed and how the property became available for the park - without the fort, Sandy Hook today would probably be another fully developed section of coast line.



Sandy Hook, New Jersey, Fort Hancock

Nine Gun Battery - photo circa 1980

Sandy Hook, New Jersey

Nine Gun Battery today - opposite view from above


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