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Re: Fort Getty
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2011, 10:12:57 AM »
I think the emplacements are pretty much the same, so don't expect to find an entrance into any subterranean caves, if you've seen the first parts then the rest is more of the same.

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Re: Fort Getty
« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2011, 07:22:21 PM »
So, I had the bright idea to wander into Fort Getty today, all by my lonesome. Unmerciful darkness and creepy sounds were to be my only company inside. The strange sounds of shuffling and the putrid smell of excrement were the last cross but I was able to get some nice pictures before departing.



I didn't get to go into the other tunnel system (if it even leads anywhere else) on account of forgetting my flood boots.

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Re: Fort Getty
« Reply #32 on: November 08, 2011, 02:20:11 PM »
so im sure you've all seen the sacrifice room with the pentagrams, and the bones...

that place is creepy like a tomb, feels like the walls are pushing in on you. getty goes much deeper than wetherill.

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Re: Fort Getty
« Reply #33 on: November 09, 2011, 08:13:07 PM »
I'd have to disagree - Wetherill and Getty have pretty much the same design - its just that they buried Getty.  Both have a top level with disappearing guns, and a level underneath to hold shells, powder, plotting rooms, etc.   Getty is not "deeper" than Wetherill.   Wetherill has many more gun emplacements by far.

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Re: Fort Getty
« Reply #34 on: February 21, 2012, 09:06:17 PM »
Went out to Getty yesterday for the first time. Didnt head in the battery, wasnt prepared to get that dirty as we were with younger kids.  Its similar to wetherill, just not as large in total length. 

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Re: Fort Getty
« Reply #35 on: February 22, 2012, 11:40:38 AM »
i gotta check this place out sometime hmmm

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Re: Fort Getty
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Re: Fort Getty
« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2012, 09:30:14 PM »
im heading out here on thursday with a full car. should be pretty awsome.

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Re: Fort Getty
« Reply #38 on: March 06, 2012, 10:25:34 AM »
 Tmac02892

can you link your flickr here ? 

Mine is
www.flickr.com/photos/gmack24

Thanks !!  and this place is DEFF on my list of places to check out.  Neat !!!!!!

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Re: Fort Getty
« Reply #39 on: March 06, 2012, 10:07:45 PM »
damn that "eko" tag is everywhere in providence. homeboy must get around.

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Re: Fort Getty
« Reply #40 on: May 11, 2012, 01:54:40 AM »
Gmak,
This link should work.  Page 4 of my old Flickr account

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25758682@N03/page4/
Saving history one photo at a time.

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Re: Fort Getty
« Reply #41 on: May 14, 2012, 06:13:19 PM »
damn that "eko" tag is everywhere in providence. homeboy must get around.

homeboy does get around. any providence explore i have ever done i've seen his tags

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Re: Fort Getty
« Reply #42 on: May 17, 2012, 08:19:25 PM »
Somebody forwarded me this link to the Jamestown Press - anybody know anything more about this incident?  Which bunker for example was sealed by boulders?

by the way...this article is highly inaccurate as far as describing the Fort and its history....all of the "bunkers" were built long before WW2.

http://www.jamestownpress.com/news/2012-05-17/Front_Page/How_safe_are_the_islands_parks.html


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Re: Fort Getty
« Reply #43 on: May 17, 2012, 10:22:20 PM »
I love how the town has know idea whats there when a 15 second google search can produce images like this.
http://fortwiki.com/images/0/00/Fort_getty_Battery_Tousard_Plan.jpg

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Re: Fort Getty
« Reply #44 on: May 18, 2012, 07:32:52 AM »
I've also provided copies of the plans (RCW forms) to the town council...

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Re: Fort Getty
« Reply #45 on: May 19, 2012, 11:31:25 AM »
Somebody forwarded me this link to the Jamestown Press - anybody know anything more about this incident?  Which bunker for example was sealed by boulders?

by the way...this article is highly inaccurate as far as describing the Fort and its history....all of the "bunkers" were built long before WW2.

http://www.jamestownpress.com/news/2012-05-17/Front_Page/How_safe_are_the_islands_parks.html

as always another link provided to a good read. thanks!
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Re: Fort Getty
« Reply #46 on: May 28, 2012, 11:04:25 PM »
z-man.... what info you looking for on Getty? That whole incident was blown waaaaay out of proportion. Actually sent you a PM

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Re: Fort Getty
« Reply #47 on: May 29, 2012, 05:52:30 PM »
"One person was injured falling off of a stairway inside the perimeter fence, he said.

“How do we protect people from themselves?” he asked."

oh wow I haven't had a good giggle like that in awhile thanks  Carbon.

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Re: Fort Getty
« Reply #48 on: June 03, 2012, 08:15:01 PM »
So the town had no idea there were structures buried there? Gimme a break. Watch out for those "little railroad systems", they'll get you every time! I guess they mean Wetherill? Can't they just fill the cistern on Dutch Island? I didn't go near it when I visited but it looked like an easy place to fall in from pictures. How long ago did they backfill Getty? They didn't know the dirt would erode eventually? I guess if they didn't know anything was there how could they lol I'm sure those boulders will do the job though ;x

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Re: Fort Getty
« Reply #49 on: June 03, 2012, 08:44:08 PM »
Yeah that open cistern on Dutch looks evil - there was a dead deer floating in it when I first visited Dutch.  Getty was buried back in the 70's.

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Re: Fort Getty
« Reply #50 on: June 04, 2012, 05:48:50 PM »
How much exploring were you able to do at Dutch/pics?
So is Getty totally blocked off now?

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Re: Fort Getty
« Reply #51 on: June 04, 2012, 07:29:22 PM »
Didn't see as much of Dutch as I would have liked, got a late start and it was getting dark. I did see a ton of deer and places were every tree was scraped. Back in the day the fort actually had a deer living there, not sure if a link to the story is in this thread or not.

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Re: Fort Getty
« Reply #52 on: June 04, 2012, 08:35:56 PM »
The two water cisterns were dry and accessible back in the 1990's I am unsure if DEM flooded them or if years of rain water accumulated and flooded them but they were accessible by a large rope you could climb down and it resembled a large parking garage with large heaps of trash below each manhole entrance. 
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Re: Fort Getty
« Reply #53 on: June 05, 2012, 07:24:48 AM »
There is one you can get down into by climbing down a metal/staple ladder - the flooded one might have been a twin to it.  Part of the concrete roof has collasped leaving a large rectangular hole - that is now filled with water.  I don't think DEM did it - they tried to fence it off with that orange construction fence, but it didn't seem to hold up well.

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Re: Fort Getty
« Reply #54 on: June 07, 2012, 04:30:24 PM »
There is one you can get down into by climbing down a metal/staple ladder - the flooded one might have been a twin to it.  Part of the concrete roof has collasped leaving a large rectangular hole - that is now filled with water.  I don't think DEM did it - they tried to fence it off with that orange construction fence, but it didn't seem to hold up well.
Did you go there with permission CDSG style?

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Re: Fort Getty
« Reply #55 on: June 07, 2012, 06:56:12 PM »
both.

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Re: Fort Getty
« Reply #56 on: June 14, 2012, 10:54:44 AM »
If anyone wants to check out some RI/CT forts next week shoot me a PM. I'm bored as hell at the moment. Plan B is checking out a couple forts on the NY/VT border if anyone is out that way or wants to drive from boston/snh area.