This book is a concise full color field guide to the harbor defenses of San Francisco, comprising of all seacoast fortifications and their elements from 1890 through 1950. The field guide covers all major gun batteries, mine facilities, mine casemates, anti-aircraft gun positions, fire control stations, radar stations, sheltered searchlight positions, and more. Additionally, all forts and military reservations located immediately north and south of San Francisco are included as well.
Harbor Defenses of San Francisco – A Field Guide also contains complete historical information, blueprints, period maps, and full color photographs, including up- to-date site maps made from satellite photographs. This book was specifically designed for fortification enthusiasts to use in the field when visiting these historic sites.