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The historic former US Military base became operational during November, 1953.. The site location was chosen due to it's superior ocean vantage point..
Such bases were constructed (and strategically located) to counter the Soviet air threat against North America..
The local US military population during these 2 decades is a large part of St. Anthony's history..
Eventually, computer technology eliminated the need for such radar manpower, and the base ultimately closed on March 31, 1968..
Today, the building foundations of the compound still exist, as well as all the original gravel roads winding through the mountains to the rugged coastal location..
Park your car at American Drive (on West Street - beside the huge airplane - on the way to Fishing Point).. You can walk to the base (30-45 minutes) - or 4-wheel drive the rugged road..
While the military site remnants are interesting - the real treat is the mesmerizing coastal view.. Climb one of the military building foundations to get a panoramic view you will never forget..
Link: Learn more about the former US Military Base
Travel the Viking Trail to St. Anthony and view a land that is unique & magical.. Experience nature at it's finest, enjoy boat tours that will leave lasting memories and meet friendly people along the way..