This feature is a permanent extract of the best REDISCOVERING CORREGIDOR posts from our Bulletin Board

 

FIELD NOTES

 

 
MISCELLANEOUS TRAVELS
ON CORREGIDOR 1

MISCELLANEOUS TRAVELS
 ON CORREGIDOR - 1

VARIOUS SCENES - PART 1
THEN AND NOW

ENGINEER RAVINE

THEN AND NOW

BATTERY GEARY
AIR RAID SHELTER PART 1

BATTERY GEARY
VINTAGE IMAGES PART 2

BATTERY GEARY
 TODAY - PART 3

GOAL-POST RIDGE

BATTERY RJ-43

NAVY RADIO INTERCEPT TUNNEL ,  FOTS2/110423

TAILSIDE CEMETERIES, TOMBSTONES, FOTS2/110316

MALINTA HILL,
COMPARISON 1977 SLIDES, FOTS2/090820

MALINTA HILL, GUN POSITION LOCATED,  FOTS2/110320

MIDDLESIDE BARRACKS,
EXT & INTERIOR,  FOTS2/101210

NORTH OF KINDLEY FIELD,
WALKING WEST,  FOTS2/101210

TAILSIDE, LT. LAWRENCE'S GUN POSITION, FOTS2/110205

OFFICER'S COUNTRY,
GOLF CLUB & POOL, FOTS2/100329

ROCK POINT,
SEARCHLIGHT NO. 2, FOTS2/091205

SEARCHLIGHT  NO. 2, DAMAGE BY LANDSLIDE  FOTS2/100415

GUN GROUP COMMAND POST, NO. 1, INTERIOR, FOTS2/090823

REVISITING BUNKER'S C-1 TUNNEL, FOTS/100427

DID BATTERY GRUBBS JUMP THEIR TRUNNIONS, TF/100120

INFANTRY TRENCH LINES ON TAILSIDE, FOTS2/090408

MALINTA GASOLINE STORAGE LATERALS FOTS2/090517

BATTERY WAY, PRE-WAR & SPECS, FOTS2/100523-1

BATTERY WAY, INTERIORS, PIT & STATIONS,  FOTS2/100523-2

JAPANESE TWIN 25mm AA GUN, IDENTIFICATION, FOTS2/100121

MARIVELES TUNNEL No 1,
 WELTEKE 110103

BATTERY SUNSET
 FOTS2/110514

 

 

 

 

 

FIELD NOTE: PART 3 - MARIVELES AREA SCENERY TODAY

 

PLACE: BATAAN, PHILIPPINES DATE:

3 MARCH 2011

LOCALE: MARIVELES
OBSERVATION: MARIVELES AREA SCENERY
BY: JOHN MOFFITT
 

REF: FOTS2/110303-1

   

 

Google Earth photo of the Mariveles area.

 

Just before you take the winding road down into the city, you have a great view of Mount Mariveles.

 

A closer look at the old volcano.

 

A panoramic view of Mariveles Harbour with the South China Sea on the horizon.

 

Mariveles shipyard and city.

 

A closer view of the city. The high peak behind the city is Mount Pucot.

 

Mariveles city view in the opposite direction. The peak to the right is where the previous photos were taken from.

The view across Sisiman Bay looking towards Gorda Point.

 

To walk around Sisiman Bay you have to pass through the village.

 

Fishing boats on Sisiman Bay.

 

Karl passing over Aquaguan Creek.

 

The creek empties into Sisiman Bay

 

Looking down at the area where the PT boats were tied up just offshore.

 

Zoomed view of Mount Mariveles from this ridge.

 

On the opposite side of the ridge, a new coal power plant is being constructed.

 

It is large enough to be easily seen from the Inn on Corregidor Island. This zoomed early morning photo was taken February 25th, just two days after the smoke stack got its first coat of paint.

 

Zoomed view looking across Sisiman Bay at Gorda Point.

 

Aerial view of Gorda Point taken in December, 2007.

 

Today it looks like a lot of quarrying is being done at Gorda Point.

 

The inland side of the Point is not being touched.

 

Looking at Corregidor Island from Gorda Point. The closest distance between the two of them is 6.2km or 3.9 miles.

 

Here is a view of the path we walked to get from Sisiman Bay, around Gorda Point and along part of Mariveles Bay.

 

Approaching Caracol Point.

 

At Caracol Point you can now see directly into Mariveles. Note the cove that is around the corner to the right.

 

Here is a panoramic view of the same cove.

The USS Canopus was tied up on the left. According to Capt. Sackett's sketch, the location in which she was scuttled would be not too far offshore and towards the right. (The wartime shape of this cove may have been changed a bit due to construction going on here now. We saw a couple places where recent fill has been dumped into the cove).

 

A zoomed view of Mount Mariveles taken from Caracol Point. There is a road behind the houses you see along the shoreline. Navy tunnels 3, 4 and 5 are inland of this road in the hillside.

 

Great view showing part of Sisiman Bay looking across Mariveles Bay. Cochinos Point is in the distance.

Mariveles is notable as one of the starting points for the 'Bataan Death March'. Here is a look at first marker (KM 00) with the plaque in the background. Click on the plaque to open a reading window.

 

Very few of the original style Death March Markers still exist so here is a look at the one 15km north of here at Cabcaben.

Conclusion

Thanks to guys such as Roger Davis, Glen Williford and Tony Feredo for providing some information on the locations/construction of the Navy Tunnels and fire control station. It is helpful to have a good idea of what you are looking for.

For the two days I was in Bataan, I would like to thank Karl for the great hospitality (as usual). I am sure that he knows Bataan better than most of the residents, especially the war history. The scenery alone made the trip very worthwhile. I hope to return as there is lots more see in this province.

Finally, here is an early morning photo taken from Mariveles looking SE towards Corregidor Island. Behind Corregidor you can also see a bit of Caballo Island.

 

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