Fourth Cliff Military Reservation

Fourth Cliff Military Reservation
Scituate, Massachusetts
Coordinates
Type Coastal Defense
Site information
Owner Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts
Controlled by United States Air Force
Site history
Built 1942
In use 1942-Present
Built by United States Army
Battles/wars World War II
Garrison information
Current
commander
Hanscom Air Force Base [1]
Garrison Scituate, Massachusetts

Fourth Cliff Military Reservation was a coastal defense site located in Scituate, Massachusetts.

History

The Fourth Cliff Military Reservation was built on private land. It consisted of an early radar, fire control towers, and artillery batteries and today, a combination of three two and single bedroom recreation lodging facilities.

The site today

It is a 56-acre (230,000 m2) seaside recreation area located in Humarock (Scituate) on Massachusetts' South Shore. Fourth Cliff is in a superb location, sitting high on a cliff at the end of a peninsula, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the scenic North River on the other. The site today consists of various buildings, a bunker, two fire control towers, a recreation hall, four three bedroom cottages, eleven two bedroom chalets, two townhouses, four efficiency units, eleven RV sites, a pavilion and spaces for tent camping. It is now operated by Hanscom Air Force Base as a military recreation area. The site is open only to service members their families, guest and Department of Defense civilians. Hanscom Air Force Base [2]

References

External links

  • http://www.hanscom.af.mil
  • http://www.hanscomservices.com/
  • http://www.northamericanforts.com/East/masouth.html#fourth
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