Monday, April 25, 2011
Cold War Relic
We drove to Montauk Point today because Vince and Jo Anne have never been there. There was a sea fog that drifted in and gave everything a wonderful mysterious look. This cold war relic is located at the former Montauk Air Force Station, overlooking the Atlantic ocean about a mile west of the Montauk lighthouse. It case you are curious it is the radar antenna for an AN/FPS-35 long range radar. It was used to scan the skies out to 200 miles for airborne objects. It was in operation during the cold war, from 1960 to 1980. I photographed this about 20 years ago when I did my photo essay on "The Ruins of War." But today in the fog it had a whole new look to it - mysterious and spooky, looming over a dark landscape.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 6:55 PM