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525Re: Presidential shelter on Nantucket Island

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  • Scott Murdock
    Sep 6, 1999
      Great map -- is that from an online source? Looks nicer than the ones at



      Mark Foster wrote:
      > USGS map of area is attached.
      > >"Kennedy spent the weekend [Aug. 12-13, 1961] at Hyannis Port [Kennedy home
      > >on Cape Cod, in eastern Massachusetts], where [Special Assistant to the
      > >President for National Security Affairs McGeorge] Bundy gave him 'a
      > >checklist of the actions that you are obligated to take if and when you
      > >contemplate a decision on the use of nuclear weapons.' If nuclear war
      > >erupted while he was at his summer home, he was to be rushed to the new
      > >secret presidential fallout shelter on Nantucket Island [off the coast of
      > >Massachusetts]. Built under a forty-five-acre submarine surveillance base,
      > >the Navy disguised it as a 'jet assist takeoff fuel bottle storage area.'
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