16 Jul '17, 6am

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The strategic position outside of the Narrows and New York Harbor quickly made Sandy Hook an important military base. Having lost the Hook to the British during the Revolutionary War, the fledgling U.S. government built Fort Gates in time for the War of 1812. The entire peninsula was purchased by 1814 and has been kept free of civilian development ever since. A second fort was started in the middle of the 19th century, but it was never completed because the artillery developed during the Civil War rendered the design obsolete. The U.S. Life Saving Service (forerunner to the Coast Guard) had more success in that era, with its two Sandy Hook stations working to rescue shipwrecked sailors. Military operations at Sandy Hook reached their peak between the Civil War and the Cold War. The area first served as Sandy Hook Proving Ground, where soldiers tested new ammunition and ord...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 16 Jul '17, 2pm

The strategic position outside of the Narrows and New York Harbor quickly made Sandy Hook an important military base. Havi...

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The strategic position outside of the Narrows and New York Harbor quickly made Sandy Hook an important military base. Havi...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 16 Jul '17, 10pm

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 16 Jul '17, 10pm

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) took this photograph of the south end of Chilko Lake in the Coast ...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 17 Jul '17, 2pm

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 13 Jul '17, 11pm

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