Ongoing maintenance has always been a big part of keeping Camp Horseshoe running smoothly.
New Quonset Hut
Old Quonset Hut
The Quonset Hut is a lightweight prefabricated structure of corrugated galvanized steel having a semicircular cross section and the name comes from the site where they were first manufactured, Quonset Point in Davisville, Rhode Island. In 1941, the United States Navy needed an all-purpose, lightweight building that could be shipped anywhere and assembled without skilled labor. Between 150,000 and 170,000 Quonset Huts were manufactured during World War II. After the war, the US military sold the surplus huts to the public. Our Quonset Hut arrived at Horseshoe in 1947 to be used for equipment storage where it is now the home of the Camp's Maintenance Department.