Silent Sentinels

Fire control tower #1, Fenwick Island, DE. Photo by Amy C. Elliott
Fire control tower #1, Fenwick Island, DE. Photo by Amy C. Elliott
Fire control towers #3 (foreground) and #4, Dewey Beach, DE. Photo by Amy C. Elliott
Fire control towers #3 (foreground) and #4, Dewey Beach, DE. Photo by Amy C. Elliott
Fire control towers #3 (foreground) and #4, Dewey Beach, DE. Photo by Amy C. Elliott
Fire control towers #3 (foreground) and #4, Dewey Beach, DE. Photo by Amy C. Elliott
An emergency medivac helicopter lands in front of fire control towers #3 (foreground) and #4, Dewey Beach, DE. Photo by Amy C. Elliott
An emergency medivac helicopter lands in front of fire control towers #3 (foreground) and #4, Dewey Beach, DE. Photo by Amy C. Elliott
Fire control tower #3, Dewey Beach, DE. Photo by Amy C. Elliott
Fire control tower #3, Dewey Beach, DE. Photo by Amy C. Elliott
Ronald Kyle fishes in the shadows of Fire Control Towers #5 and #6 (l to r), North Rehoboth, DE. Photo by Amy C. Elliott
Ronald Kyle fishes in the shadows of Fire Control Towers #5 and #6 (l to r), North Rehoboth, DE. Photo by Amy C. Elliott
A visitor points out of one of the slits of Fire Control Tower #7, Cape Henlopen, DE.  Tower 7 is the only one open to the public. Photo by Amy C. Elliott
A visitor points out of one of the slits of Fire Control Tower #7, Cape Henlopen, DE. Tower 7 is the only one open to the public. Photo by Amy C. Elliott
View looking up from inside Fire Control Tower #7, Cape Henlopen, DE.  The only tower open to the public. Photo by Amy C. Elliott
View looking up from inside Fire Control Tower #7, Cape Henlopen, DE. The only tower open to the public. Photo by Amy C. Elliott
Battery 219 (Herring) at Fort Miles, Cape Henlopen, DE.  It was supported by Fire Control Towers #2, 4, 6, 9, 13, 14. Photo by Amy C. Elliott
Battery 219 (Herring) at Fort Miles, Cape Henlopen, DE. It was supported by Fire Control Towers #2, 4, 6, 9, 13, 14. Photo by Amy C. Elliott

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  1. Near the observation tower in Cape May, on the beach in the C.M. Point State Park, is the remains of a bunker and gun mounts that were also part of this system. The state park is located at the lighthouse. There is also a small museum there that describes the reason for the bunker and the towers.

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