Camp Candoit

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Camp Candoit
Part of Engineer Amphibian Command
Cotuit, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°38′8.06″N 70°24′45.50″W / 41.6355722°N 70.4126389°W / 41.6355722; -70.4126389
Type Army Amphibious Landing Training Base
Site information
Owner Massachusetts
Controlled by United States Army
Site history
Built 1943
Built by United States Army
In use 1943
Battles/wars World War II
Garrison information
Garrison Cotuit, Massachusetts
Occupants U.S. Army

Camp Candoit, also known as Camp Cotuit was a satellite camp of Camp Edwards. It was located in Cotuit, Massachusetts.

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Camp Candoit, trained three World War II units that stormed Pacific beaches including those on New Guinea.[1] It was home to the 594th Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment, which was a branch of the 4th Engineer Special Brigade. It was paired up with Camp Havedoneit and Camp Washburn, which were located nearby. The beach landings that were performed in the bay stirred up sediment which ruined the quality of the oyster beds. In the early 1990s, oil was discovered in the water. After an investigation, it was discovered that the oil was coming from underground tanks dating from World War II. The tanks were subsequently removed.

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