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Battery 211
« on: March 23, 2004, 08:24:51 PM »
Don't know if you all knew about this small gun battery (Battery 211), but it's near the Point Judith Lighthouse in Narragansett, RI.  The entrances are closed off by dirt and boulders, but my brother was able to slip in there and look around. Its not huge, however, he said there was a tunnel that was grated off that led off into the distance from the main magazine chamber.  While he was in there looking around, I spoke to a visiting DEM officer (no idea what was going on), and he said that there was a grated opening to a tunnel about 150 feet or so to the east of where the bunker stands.  Same tunnel? I will be returning this week to explore further.  

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Battery 211
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2004, 12:05:00 PM »
whats up sarge/have you checked out any other forts, theres a ton in ri/glad someone finally posted down here
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2004, 08:10:30 PM »
whats up

Yes, I've done extensive exploring through Battery 109 of Fort Greene which is in Fisherman's Memorial State Park in Narragansett, Fort Wetherill and Fort Getty on Jamestown.  I'm always trying to get to more of these places, but some are more difficult to access.  This summer, when I have use of a Zodiac, I'm going to try to get to Dutch Island and explore the fortifications there.

If it's of any interest, I've seen the ruins of many Civil War forts in and around Louisiana; some buried waaaaaaay back in the bayous.

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Battery 211
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2004, 09:57:32 AM »
thats pretty dope/ive paddled to dutch island once before, but by the time we got there it was dusk and i didnt have a light/what i did see is pretty cool, alot of the bunkers have been blown up because of saftey risks/ i definetly want to go back so i can explore the whole island /watch out for bird shit in the lighthouse, and be careful of the floor

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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2004, 02:38:59 AM »
excellent. I can't wait to get out there.  

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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2004, 09:23:37 AM »
Dutch is extreme, we were last out there in 91-92 and i am unsure the amount of work the state has done to seal the lower levels of the forts, like they did with wetherill and getty. the two water holding tanks were accessable (watch your step as there were just holes in the ground and a 30' drop.) Many of the forts were untouched by graffitti or vandels. let us know how you guys make out and if i can find the video we took ill post it.    
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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2004, 03:27:50 PM »
Dakiel, or anybody,

Is there a suggested place to land at the island, like maybe less rocks, currents, or authorities?

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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2004, 04:03:14 PM »
Depending on where your launching from, there is a small cove with a beach coming from the Ft. Getty launch dock, a little to the right of the pillbox and left of the mens barraks. on the other side if your coming from URI bay campus, the tip of the island near the water tanks is ok, still very rocky bu not too bad you cand go ashore.  
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Battery 211
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2004, 12:02:35 PM »
Just a quick question I hear you reffering to Fort Greene as Battery 109 Where did that come from ??? and .. when I was younger I heard of a map to the bunkers at Greene (Fishermans Memorial Campground) Does anyone know of this or any person who has access to maps in the area???

 

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Re: Battery 211
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2008, 02:12:05 PM »
Hey guys, kind of a random question in an old topic- can you get into the campgrounds to explore the bunkers for free?  I imagine the park closes for the season, just curious as to how they deal with visitors.
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Re: Battery 211
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2008, 06:36:07 PM »
at the end of the season (probably now) i think its just a state park without a guard at the check station but its been 5+ years since ive been
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Re: Battery 211
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2008, 11:52:49 AM »
at the end of the season (probably now) i think its just a state park without a guard at the check station but its been 5+ years since ive been

Well, I went there, and it wasn't too shabby!  I'll make another post with pictures and more details when I have more free time.
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Re: Battery 211
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2008, 09:29:48 PM »
this intrigues me greatly

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Re: Battery 211
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2009, 02:48:08 PM »
I know this is old but as far as dutch island is concerned maybe you should read this

http://www.dem.ri.gov/news/2000/pr/1122001.htm