Saturday, December 18, 2021

Fort Hancock At Sandy Hook

Crumbling Treasures Of The Jersey Shore

I don't get to the Jersey Shore as often as I used to, but I'm always happy to return to some of my favorite places.

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Sandy Hook Lighthouse

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House and Cannon - Fort Hancock, New Jersey

I started photographing Fort Hancock on Sandy Hook over a decade ago when I was still shooting film. It's a treat to go back with my digital cameras and capture images of familiar structures using the latest technology.

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Officer's House - Fort Hancock

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Vending Machine Near The Treasury - Fort Hancock

Sadly, the fort is in bad shape these days. Many of the buildings have been condemned and left to crumble slowly without any upkeep. This is such a beautiful place, and it wouldn't cost much to keep these buildings standing, even if they're not habitable.

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Crumbling Structure - Fort Hancock

If you're a history buff or a photographer who likes to capture images of old buildings, I would urge you to visit Sandy Hook and Fort Hancock at your earliest convenience.

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Officers' Row - Fort Hancock - Sandy Hook, New Jersey

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