Calf Island Military Reservation

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Calf Island Military Reservation
Part of Harbor Defenses of Boston
Hull, Massachusetts
"Three soldiers of the United States Army sit in place at a radar used by the 90th Coast Artillery in Casablanca, French - NARA - 531325.tif
SCR-268 radar in Casablanca, Morocco in WWII
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Type Coastal Defense
Site information
Owner Massachusetts
Controlled by Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
Site history
Built 1941
Built by United States Army
In use 1941-1946
Battles/wars World War II

Calf Island Military Reservation was a coastal defense site located on Calf Island in Hull, Massachusetts.


The Calf Island Military Reservation was built in 1941 on state land. It consisted of an early SCR-268 radar, searchlight station, and an observation post. It was returned to the state in 1946.[1]

The site today

The site today consists of the foundation of the observation tower.

See also


  • Berhow, Mark A., Ed. (2015). American Seacoast Defenses, A Reference Guide, Third Edition. McLean, Virginia: CDSG Press. ISBN 978-0-9748167-3-9.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Lewis, Emanuel Raymond (1979). Seacoast Fortifications of the United States. Annapolis: Leeward Publications. ISBN 978-0-929521-11-4.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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