Sharpner's Pond Anti-Ballistic Missile Site

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Perimeter Acquisition Radar at Cavalier Air Force Station in North Dakota. A radar similar to this would have been constructed in North Andover.

The Sharpner's Pond Anti-Ballistic Missile Site is a location in North Andover, Massachusetts which was designed to be the site of a Perimeter Acquisition Radar for the Sentinel program. Before construction began, local residents shot down the proposition and the project was never completed. The original design was to consist of the excavation for the radar and an underground power plant. The area that was quarried became part of the Boxford State Forest and has become a pond.

Recent Incidents

Sharpner's Pond is not designated for swimming and there is a posted "No Swimming" sign at its entrance. This sign is often ignored and has become obstructed and defaced. Between 2004 and 2008, three fatalities resulted from swimming incidents in the deep, murky water.[1]


  1. ^ Wolfe/[email protected], Sarah. "Man dies after rescue from Sharpners Pond". Wicked Local. Retrieved 2017-09-24.

External links

  • Site history
  • A History of the Huntsville Division U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Coordinates: 42°38′47.37″N 71°2′13.44″W / 42.6464917°N 71.0370667°W / 42.6464917; -71.0370667

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