2020 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 09:49:07 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, FORMER SITES: Waugoshance Point Target, MI
Team effort makes Waugoshance Point Target project a success

by Shatara Riis 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District  
April 28, 2020

By surface area, Lake Michigan is the third largest of the Great Lakes and the second largest by volume. 

And, located on Lake Michigan is Waugoshance Point Target, a Formerly Used Defense Site in which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently completed a remedial investigation.

“The area was formerly used by the U.S. Navy for a short time between 1944 and 1945, in support of Naval Air Station Traverse City, Michigan,” said Dr. David Brancato, USACE Louisville District risk assessment subject matter expert. “There were limited equipment testing and scheduled bombing missions, as well as machine gun strafing practice from aircraft.”

After World War II, the needs of the nation changed, and eventually, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources began managing Waugoshance Point Target under the Wilderness State Park – offering year-round recreational activities and natural resource conservation. Training missions ceased at the former Naval Air Station, and the leased target areas, including Waugoshance Point Target, were no longer needed. 


For the entire release, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director
Center for Public Environmental Oversight
A project of the Pacific Studies Center
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