U.S. EAST COAST
The U.S. Coast Coast Chain was established in August 1957 ulitizing CYTAC project equipment which was located at Cape Fear, NC (Carolina Beach), Carabella, FL (relocated to Jupiter) and Forestport, NY (relocated to Martha's Vineyard). Each station was equiped with one set of transmission equipment. This made the system unrelible for userability. The chain was considered Experimental until Martha's Vineyard site relocated to Nantucket and the Jupiter site relocated approximately 2 mile north of the original site. The new East Coast Chain was declared operational 28 Aug 1962. with second generation Loran-C equipment, the AN/FPN-41/42 set. In 1966, Cape Race was added to the chain and in 1967 Dana became part of chain. The East Coast Chain was operational until 1978 when there was a major reconfiguration of the LORAN-C program.
CLOSE code named for this project.
1957 - 1962
1962 - 1966
1966 - 1967
Carolina Beach - Jupiter - Nantucket - Cape Race - LMS Bermuda - LMS St. Anthony - Wildwood EECEN Test Facility
1967 - 1972
Carolina Beach - Jupiter - Nantucket - Dana - LMS Bermuda - LMS Robins-Warner - Caribou and Wildwood EECEN Test Facilities