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Gunpowder Point

1000 Gunpowder Point Dr, Chula Vista, CA 91910-8222
+1 616-307-3950
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Hishory and Wildlife

Visited this piece of history. After parking in the parking lot, took the shuttle and then walked... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2016
Chipperhigh2
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Okemos, Michigan
Limited Access via the Shuttle for Living Coast Discovery Center

Access is confusing. You can only get there when the Discovery Center is open, 10-5 daily. Park... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2015
thesuburbangirl
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Gunpowder Point is the historical site of The Hercules Powder Co. which owned a factory that harvested potash and acetone from kelp during 1913-1919. Those materials were used to make gunpowder and cordite, a smokeless powder used by British in WW1. Hercules was held by the DuPont Family whom emigrated from France in the 1800's with gunpowder technology escaping the French Revolution.
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13 Jan 2016
“Hishory and Wildlife”
31 Oct 2015
“Limited Access via the Shuttle for Living Coast Discovery Center”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1000 Gunpowder Point Dr, Chula Vista, CA 91910-8222
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

Visited this piece of history. After parking in the parking lot, took the shuttle and then walked the trails. Not much exists of the Hercules plant except some slab and lumps of concrete. The best part was Mother Nature's work, the land, plants and animals....More

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Reviewed 1 November 2015

Access is confusing. You can only get there when the Discovery Center is open, 10-5 daily. Park in the parking lot and take the shuttle to the Discovery Center where you will find trails through Gunpowder Point. No cars permitted. No charge if you do...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2015

You can still see the concrete foundations of the old Hercules buildings and the Cottonseed Oil Company that operated in the 1920s, and the foundations of the old pier built in 1916 for the kelp harvesters. At the E Street entrance are the old railroad...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2015

Gunpowder Point is the historical site of The Hercules Powder Co. nestled in the beauty of a US Wildlife Refuge. The company which owned a factory from 1913-1919 harvested potash and acetone from kelp. Those materials were used to make gunpowder and cordite, a smokeless...More

2  Thank Arktosjewel
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