Battery Bohlen




Battery Bohlen (1901-1942)
This battery was armed with three 10-inch guns on disappearing carriages,
which once functioned as the harbor's long-range defense.



Battery Bohlen, gun emplacement #3.



Emplacements #2 and #1 of Battery Bohlen.
The lower level of the Battery was filled-in with dirt
in the 1980's by the Kittery Parks Dept.
It was somewhat similar in appearance to Battery Hunter at Fort Stark.



The crow's nest for gun position #1.



The crow's nest for gun position #2.
GPS Bohlen BC (OC2178) - N 43 04.045 W 070 41.502 (NAD 83)



The crow's nest for gun position #3.



The covered shell hoist platform for gun position #3.
The #4 crow's nest is in the rear of the photo.



The ladder to the #4 crow's nest.



The "Double" Mine Observation Tower (1942-1945), behind Battery Bohlen.
The lower level is now public restrooms.
The plotting room was on the middle level (no access).
There is no access to the upper observation deck.
GPS MG OP (right) (OC2175) - N 43 04.062 W 070 41.509 (NAD 83)
GPS M2 OP (left) (OC2176) - N 43 04.062 W 070 41.506 (NAD 83)



The #1 gun mount for AMTB Battery 952 (1943-1946),
located underneath a pavilion in front of Battery Bohlen.
Armed with two 90mm shielded fixed mount guns.
The bolt pattern is visible around the base of the floor support.
The #2 mount is buried in the brush nearby.




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