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Offline OU812DV

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Point Judith RI Bunkers
« on: December 15, 2004, 11:47:16 AM »
Here's a question for all you bunker nuts.. I was at Point Judith and found a bunker near the seawall beach. I've been there before but heres what I never noticed.  If you look to the South West of the Bunker you can see a old Tower that appears to be a bunker... I found an abandoned road and followed it. This Tower / Bunker looks like an abandoned house from the front,  but when you walk inside you can tell it was an old bunker tower. So here's my question why the Hell would you make a bunker tower look like a house and whats on the lower level of this area (If you've been inside you know what I am talking about) Cool website it's about time theres a good UE site for around here.....

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Point Judith RI Bunkers
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2004, 05:04:46 PM »
Many WWII Fortifications were disguised as regular houses, buildings etc. The Comunications station at bevertail has windows and shades painted onto exterior wall.  
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Point Judith RI Bunkers
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2004, 01:21:51 AM »
Thanks for the info ... yoou guys got a cool site here.. Its about time New England had a good UE site  

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Re: Point Judith RI Bunkers
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2006, 02:03:11 AM »
Do you mean the bunker in Camp Cronin? http://www.newenglandsite.com/ri-pointjuditholdfort.shtml
I don't know about a tower though.

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Re: Point Judith RI Bunkers
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2009, 08:31:23 AM »
Fort Greene South - Site 1-B
B3S3 Btry 211 / B5S5 Btry Hamiltion / G-1 (Pt. Judith) / C-1 (Pt. Judith)
Simulated cottage.

Originally there were 3 fire controls stations here - this is the only one remaining.  It was disguised to look like a cottage, and a wood frame structure was built around the concrete station.   Some of the framing and roof remains - I've included this picture from the RCW so you can get an idea of what it looked like.



A view from the top of Btry 211



Closer shot



Detail of "boardmarked concrete" and fake window







Interior - basement - Communications room







1st Floor stations
G-1 station on left/foreground, C-1 station on right / background





Since the wooden staircase has collasped, I couldn't gain access to the 2nd floor stations.

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Re: Point Judith RI Bunkers
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2009, 08:33:13 AM »
Fort Greene South - Point Judith, RI

Battery 211 - 2 x 6" Guns.  All entrances well sealed and heavily overgrown.

Point Judith Fishermans' Memorial, near Gun 1


Entrance to Front corridor from Gun 1 and ammo ready racks


View of Gun 1 from the side of the battery


Ground Level - reverse view


Sea level


Cable Tank


Overturned cable Tank



Gun 2


Ammo ready rack barely visible in the undergrowth - this side well sealed as well.


Local wildlife - monarch butterfly

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Re: Point Judith RI Bunkers
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2009, 05:10:29 PM »
Welcome to the site Zman. Great Photos, the Point Judith fort green south used to be accessible, any luck getting in?

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Re: Point Judith RI Bunkers
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2009, 09:57:52 PM »
Welcome to the site Zman. Great Photos, the Point Judith fort green south used to be accessible, any luck getting in?



Looked well sealed to me.  I couldn't see the rear entrance to the bunker - it was overgrown when I went there and I already got Lyme once last year!

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Re: Point Judith RI Bunkers
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2009, 10:30:21 AM »
I went there a couple of days ago when it was nice out.  I took lots of pictures (they basicly are all the same as yours).  I found lots of underground bunkers entrances which had been sealed off.  But I didnt see any other foundations or reminants of other cottages.  Do you know where the other houses were located exactly???  And has anyone gone in those tunnels ever?????

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Re: Point Judith RI Bunkers
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2009, 06:58:59 PM »
I couldn't find any trace of the other towers.  They were basically near the one remaining.  As far as I can tell, the locations are now open field near those 2 buildings.  If  you have a copy of "Defenses of Narragansett Bay in World War 2" you can see a picture of them on page 52.  If not - go out a get yourself a copy!  From what I can tell - one was near the junction of the 2 driveways between the existing buildings on site.  The other was at the edge of the cleared area near the road / fence.

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Re: Point Judith RI Bunkers
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2009, 10:51:56 PM »
from 2005
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Re: Point Judith RI Bunkers
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2009, 01:40:11 PM »
oh what the hell I was there for the first time yesterday and missed all of this! Damnit!
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Re: Point Judith RI Bunkers
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2009, 01:54:54 PM »
anyone got directions to these places? Id like to visit the house looking place but dont know the area very well. any help is appreciated.
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Re: Point Judith RI Bunkers
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2009, 06:04:35 PM »
You can see the cottage / FC station from the bunker at Fisherman's memorial.
I marked up this screen grab from maps.google.com.
I parked at the parking lot for FIsherman's Memorial (blue circle).  I followed the driveway back up to a dirt road I saw and followed it in ( red line) to the FC Station (red circle).


Note:  I didn't see a single "No Tresspassing" sign following the route described above.

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Re: Point Judith RI Bunkers
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2010, 08:42:13 PM »
I never thought I would find this site 6 years later thanks for the pics and the posts.  I was a kid back in 1992 and 1993 searching these areas I have a quote on the celling Have a Day That was written in 1992 wow im getting old ....thanks for the info :mellow: glad the bunkers are still able to be explored

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Re: Point Judith RI Bunkers
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2011, 10:24:41 PM »
I remember I used to go in this bunker with my cousins in the early 90's
I remember it took every ounce of my courage to go in it...

The bunker used to be open and the locals used to keep up with it to a degree... id be afraid to go in there now, a bit more scary now.
Very cool though if your into bunkers or war-time architecture.

This is a great place to visit

I still make time to visit this area just about every year now that I am an adult.

« Last Edit: March 20, 2011, 10:49:30 PM by austinmk »

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Re: Point Judith RI Bunkers
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2011, 09:30:29 AM »
I went into the bunker last year, they put rocks in front of the entrance but you can fit through. Didn't see anything scary in there, just a lobster trap which was kind of random.

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Re: Point Judith RI Bunkers
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2011, 12:12:58 PM »
This hits to close to home.This was my play ground for the summer and my families for four generations.I grew about one hundred feet from these photos and my father is still there.I will be glad to reply to any questions,but to go on about the bunkers would take days because as I said,this is where i grew up.

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Re: Point Judith RI Bunkers
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2011, 05:13:07 PM »
I also grew up in the area of Breakwater Village in the 90's could tell you many stories of the bunkers in this area Fisherman's memorial and other areas in Narragansett ...... Good Times Good Times !!! :ph34r:
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Re: Point Judith RI Bunkers
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2012, 08:55:12 AM »
I went down to Point Judith last week to check out Battery 211 - some serious erosion - posted my pics over at the cdsg site.

http://cdsg.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=540


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Re: Point Judith RI Bunkers
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2012, 04:44:43 PM »
wow great pictures, you can really see how much erosion took place. crazy.
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