The 8 inch guns that were at Miller Point in Fort Abercrombie could pack quite a punch although they were never fired at an enemy. There are remains of two Mark VI 8 inch gun tubes as they were destroyed sometime after the war and left there. They were installled on special Shore mounts so they could completely rotate as they were originally designed as Battleship guns in World War 1. the projectiles that were fired from these guns weighed between 200 and 260 lbs each! A 240 LB projectile had a range of 35,625 yards!!!
You can see the remains of two these peashooters at Miller Point in Fort Abercrombie.
Here is our very own MrClay giving a demonstration.
If you are interested in watching the salmon migration up close and personal go to the very small stream at the left side of Mill Bay Beach. You will be amazed at the size of the salmon (Late August - September) that run up this lazy little trickle! If you get close to the stream you will be splashed from the salmon! Check out my Salmon Run Travelogue for more photos taken here on Mill Bay beach. This photo is deceiving as the stream is only really about 6 or 7 feet across at low tide! I can jump across without getting my feet wet!
From inside the lookout tower bunkers you can get the cold clamy concrete feeling that the guys had to endure while on the lookout for enemy planes, submarines and ships. This is a shot from inside the bunker looking out over Monashka Bay.
Bald Eagles can be spotted at anytime in the park. The are easily spotted hanging out in the tall spruce trees that line Lake Gertrude. Their white head and tail stands out against the green background of Sitka Spruce.
Well I guess it's not really a must see but you can see some people climbing in the rocks but it's quite dangerous...every summer an ambulance gets called here to rescue someone!!
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