Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tell Me Thursday-Mystery Photo Answer.
Wednesday photo contains communications towers located at Greenbury Point, Annaplois Maryland. they are part of the Annapolis Sky line. I took the photo while on the Annapolis Harbor Cruise.
Before and during the Cold war the towers were used for the communication of our submarine fleet. There were seven towers at one point, now these three are all that is left. The towers used very low Frequency signals allowing us to communicate with our submerged submarines. With the advancement of satellite communication, these towers are obsolete. They are marked to be destroyed in the next year. Changing the Annapolis skyline as we know it.
Interesting thing about these towers is, under them is an environmental treasure. It is the largest grassland habitat in Annapolis. Located at the month of the Severn River, it is a peninsula with 231 acres of Grassland. Greenbury Point has wooded coves, shallow wetlands ponds, forests and shrub areas.
Wild life have made this area their home. It is the only place that the bobwhite quail lives in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
Pair of Osprey
Right now nineteen Osprey pairs (also known as Sea Hawks) nest on the towers, Platforms will be made and they will be move before the towers are taken down.
Info provided by US fish and wild service
Photo courtesy of animal pictures archive