Drive to Nahant, MA to visit East Point Military Reservation (1917-1962). This was part of the Harbor Defense of Boston on property owned by Henry Cabot Lodge who donated the property.
During WW II additional land was bought and leased to support several fire control sites and two gun batteries. The fire control sites are now on private property and have been repurposed by the home owners. Sure wish they would offer tours, but lucky to get a photo from afar.During the Cold War it was the site of a 90mm Anti-Aircraft battery protecting Boston. Between 1955-1962 it was an Army NIKE site.
|Fire Control Tower and Home|
|View of Two Fire Control Towers|
|View From Battery|
In 1967 the property was acquired by Northeastern University as a Marine Science Center. Today there is a huge controversy over the proposed 60,000 expansion and the residents of Nahant who contend that the addition will ruin the natural beauty of East Point and make the small community feel like a heavily traveled college campus.
|Science Center inside Battery|
We last visited here in 2012.Another scenic area with beautiful homes.
Well, tomorrow is get ready to go day as we depart for Hermon ME on Friday for 4 nights before arriving St John NB.