|Hingham Shipyard Marina and surrounding parks|
|Map of Bear Cove Park showing paved trails|
The park is a 5 minute walk from the boat and it has become our favorite place for our morning walk. Unlike Stodders Neck which is an on leash dog park where everybody goes off leash, Bear Cove is an "official" off leash park. Stodders Neck is essentially a circular dirt path. Bear Cove is about 4 miles paved paths, all of which used to be roads that were part of the military base and naval ammunition depot.
|View looking north west with ammunition dock remnants|
And that brings us to today's history lesson (just kidding). Seriously, the history at Bear Cove is very rich. In fact there is an informal museum that documents the events that took place here. It opens once a month for two hours. I visited it for the first time last Sunday.
|The Bear Cove Museum|
|US Naval Training Station at Bear Cove Park|
|Hingham Shipyard in 1970|
|Bear Cove Ranger Scott, the museum's curator|
|The marine uniform to the right was worn by Scott's father when he was stationed as a guard at the ammunition depot|
|Workers, mainly women, assembling top secret proximity fuses used only with naval guns.|
Military authorities feared the fuses would fall into enemy hands if used with ground force artillery
|Fall colors in Bear Cove Park|
Did I mention that we LOVE Hingham and that we are definitely coming back next summer.
Written by Les.