Outer Brewster Island Military Reservation

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Outer Brewster Island Military Reservation (1913-1947) - A World War I Coastal Military Reservation first established on Outer Brewster Island, Suffolk County, Massachusetts in 1913. Named Outer Brewster Island Military Reservation in G.O. 6, 1937. Deactivated in 1947.

Brewster Islands Military Reservation Radar Tower Foundation
Brewster Islands Military Reservation Distillation Plant
Brewster Islands Military Reservation Concrete Barracks

World War I (1917-1918)

Part of the Harbor Defense of Boston, Massachusetts.

All 17.5 acres of Outer Brewster Island were acquired by the U.S. Government from a Benjamin Dean on 12 Jun 1913 for the sum of $ 2,900.

Outer Brewster Island Military Reservation Plan 1915


World War II (1941-1945)

Concrete Barracks Interior

In 1942 construction began on Outer Brewster Island Military Reservation for a 6" gun battery, Battery 209 later named Battery Jewell. The battery was completed on 31 Jan 1944 and the guns were test fired in February 1944.

A small post was built on the island that included three reinforced concrete barracks, a distillation plant for fresh water, some metal frame buildings and a Radar tower disguised as a water tower. The garrison numbered about 125 men.

The Outer Brewster Island Military Reservation was deactivate on 31 Jul 1947 and physically turned over as excess to the GSA on 1 Nov 1951. The GSA sold the property to Francis X. McCabe on 18 Jun 1953. The State of Massachusetts acquired the property from subsequent owners on 19 April 1973 for use as part of the state park system.

Outer Brewster Island Military Reservation World War II Battery (edit list)
Battery
Click on Battery links below
No. Caliber Type Mount Service Years Battery Cost Notes
Battery 209
Battery Jewell
2 6" Shielded Barbette (SBC) 1943-1948 $ ?
Source: CDSG
Outer Brewster Island Military Reservation Plan circa 1945
Outer Brewster Island Military Reservation Plan


Current Status

Part of Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area and Boston Harbor Islands State Park, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

Location: Brewster Islands, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

Maps & Images

Lat: 42.3417654 Long: -70.8772685

Sources:

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, FUDS Archives Search Report, Findings for the former Outer Brewster Island Military Reservation, Project No. D01MA048202, March 1998. Large PDF Download
  • U.S.Army, Supplement to the Harbor Defense Project of Boston, Massachusetts, (HDB-AN-45), 31 Jan 1945, CDSG

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