Fort H.G. Wright-Fishers Island, NY

Fort H. G. Wright: 1879-1948, Fishers Island (off East tip of LI). Western end of the Island, first built up in 1898-99 as a defensive position protecting Long Island Sound and armed with two 12 inch and two 10 inch "rifles" on disappearing carriages. Status of Batteries in 1921 were as follows;


Battery Clinton, 4 - 12" Mortar
Battery Butterfield, 2 - 12" Disappearing
Battery Barlow, 2 - 10" Disappearing
Battery Hamilton, was 2 - 6" Pedestal, removed by 1921
Battery Marcy, was 2 - 6" Pedestal, removed by 1921
Battery Hoffman, 2 - 3" Pedestal
Battery Hoppock, 2 - 3" Pedestal


Operational during WW2 with a small airfield. Linked with Fort TerryFort Michie which were sub-posts, and Camp Hero. Closed in the late 1950s and sold to private interests.

 

Fort Wright, Fisher's Island rifle

 

12 inch mortars, Ft Wright

 

Ft Wright 1921 map

 

 

 

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