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Report - Battery Steele - Peaks Island, Maine

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by analepsis, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. analepsis

    analepsis 28DL Full Member
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    Aside from being some 3,000 miles away this was not a very intrepid exploration. No subterfuge necessary as this abandoned military site is open to the public. Even so I thought it was pretty interesting.

    I was out in the States over Christmas and New Year visiting friends and family. A couple of days after New Years I was in Portland, Maine, with a day to kill. I took a ferry out to Peaks Island. It was awful chilly and I felt glad I wasn't on the mailboat which is a 3-hour roundtrip.

    Anyway I got to Peaks Island and walked a nice trail through the woods, past a frozen, snow-covered lake and out onto the coast road and down the coast till I saw the signs for Battery Steele and so I went to have a look and recorded these pictures for posterity.

    It isn't very big ...although when you're halfway down the pitch-dark tunnel it feels about as big as outer space!






    The structure seems to be entirely symmetrical.







    This one is a bit hammy, but is what the sky looked like at the time, and the sun was peeking out and with the snow it made it really hard to get a balanced picture....

    Anyway, that was about the extent of my day out at Battery Steele.
    #1 analepsis, Jan 29, 2010
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