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Battery Van Horne - Fort Casey State Park

View of Battery Van Horne (Fort Casey State Park) and Camp Casey Conference Center (Seattle Pacific University).  The structure at the viewpoint bottom originally housed the rangefinder station that provided targeting information to the gun battery.

Battery Van Horne was built in 1905 and was originally armed with two 3" pedestal mount guns.  These guns were removed in 1945.

Fort Casey was built in the late 1890's as part of the Harbor Defense of Puget Sound in Washington State.  Along with Forts Worden and Flagler, it formed a 'triangle of fire' defense of Admiraly Inlet, the entryway to Puget Sound and ports in Seattle and Tacoma, as well as the Bremerton Naval Shipyard.

The expanse of lawn beyond the battery, was the main Parade Ground of Fort Casey, with officer housing along it's northern edge.  Today this portion of the former Fort Casey is owned by Seattle Pacific University as "Camp Casey Conference Center".

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Copyright: Washington State Parks Foundation
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 7998x3999
Taken: 14/06/2013
Uploaded: 14/06/2013
Updated: 26/11/2016


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