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Nike Missile Battery NY56 – Sandy Hook, NJ

2017-01-10T07:55:44-05:00July 26th, 2016|

NY56 was located in Fort Hancock on Sandy Hook in New Jersey and was part of the New York City defensive ring. The site closed in 1974 and was acquired by the National Park Service. Currently its being restored and preserved by a dedicated group of volunteers from the Fort Hancock Nike Association.   Clicking on any photo below will open the gallery. [...]

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Nike Missile Battery PH58 – Woolwich Twp, NJ

2017-01-10T07:57:08-05:00July 26th, 2016|

Located in Woolwich Township, New Jersey, this battery closed in 1974 and was never repurposed. As a result, it is still relatively intact, although suffering from years of abandonment.   Clicking on any photo below will open the gallery.

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Nike Missile Battery PH23/25 – Lumberton, NJ

2017-01-10T07:56:08-05:00July 26th, 2016|

In the idyllic country side of South Jersey was a cold war relic. The remains of the Nike missile battery that, in the 1950s and 60s, defended the city of Philadelphia from an attack. It was closed in the early 1970s as technology surpassed the need for this place. Most of this site was demolished in 2015.   Clicking on any photo [...]

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Cold War Nike Missile Sites

2018-10-12T10:03:22-04:00July 25th, 2016|

After the Second World War, the United States and the Soviet Union faced off in a global arms race that brought the world to the brink of nuclear destruction.

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PH-58 Nike Missile Site in Woolwich Township

2017-05-19T10:35:49-04:00April 14th, 2016|

Neighborhood Nukes in South Jersey In the rural Southern New Jersey community of Woolwich Township are the remains of another cold war relic, Nike Missile Battery PH-58. Unlike the Lumberton site, PH-23/25 from my previous post, when this site was decommissioned in 1974, it remained abandoned and was never repurposed. Now it stands as a dilapidated, overgrown memory of a time when [...]

Nike Missiles… Our Neighborhood Nukes

2017-05-19T10:35:50-04:00March 10th, 2016|

Nike missiles go viral (sort of) My blog post about the former Nike missile site in Lumberton New Jersey received an overwhelming response. Not only did this post receive as much traffic in a few days as my blog gets in an entire year, the people who are contacting me about it are different than my usual blog followers. In addition to the [...]