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Offline Az17

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Gould Island?
« on: May 09, 2010, 05:23:06 PM »
Hey, has anyone been to Gould Island off of Newport? From what I was reading on Wiki, the upper half is still owned by the US Navy but the lower section was bought by the State. The lower section had some abandoned buildings from what I could see. Here's the description from Wiki and a pic.

"In 1919 the U.S. Navy acquired the entire island to expand its nearby torpedo station on Goat Island. The Navy requisitioned the island from the Haughton family. An airbase was constructed on the island in 1919 with hangars and a seaplane landing site for Naval torpedo planes. The airfield was discontinued in the 1950s. As of 2009, the State of Rhode Island owns part of the island as a wildlife sanctuary. The Navy and Naval Undersea Warfare Center still own and utilize the remainder of the island."



http://maps.google.com/maps?q=gould+island+ri&um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&ndsp=20&ie=UTF-8&ei=uybnS9K3CpLcsgON8JXRCw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode

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Re: Gould Island?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 06:17:38 PM »
Nice pic,

Some info here: http://www.insanebunkers.com/index.php?topic=728.0

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