July 15, 2004
Gibraltar of the Gulf
The fort "is the Stealth Bomber of its age. The ultimate goal was deterrence," said park ranger Mike Ryan on a recent tour of the nation's largest masonry fort, built of 16 million hand-made, sun-aged red bricks.
My favourite feature of Fort Jefferson is the "moat" created by its seawall. A neat trick considering the fortress is some way out to sea. I am astonished there is anything left of the structure given the stresses it must by under.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 15, 2004 08:30 AM
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