Fort Warren, George’s Island August 23, 2014

It would appear that I am on some sort of Historical path as of late. Today Zak, Jordan and I ventured out on the open sea, well just Boston Harbor really, but it was nice to leave the mainland for a bit. George’s Island is home to Fort Warren from the Civil war era. The island is seven miles from downtown Boston, and 39 acres in size. Fort Warren was strategically placed to defend the Harbor of Boston’s seaport, and named after Dr. Joseph Warren, Major – General of the Massachusetts Militia, who died at the battle of Bunker Hill, in fact the monument stands tall in the horizon as you part the mainland. Construction of the fort began in 1833, France was the first to fortify the island in support of the American Revolution. in 1858, the fort was used as a training camp and in 1862 became a Civil War prison for Confederate soldiers, sailors and political leaders. Modifications were made to the fort for use during the Spanish – American War and World war I and II. After it’s final decommission in 1951 the island was purchased by Commonwealth of Massachusetts and opened to the public in 1961. It is now part of the Boston Harbor Islands national park area.  

Zak and I made a quick stop at the Cranary Cemetery where Samuel Adams, John Hancock and many other’s were laid to rest…

The above information was provided throughout the Visitor’s Center and pamphlets provided. To learn more about the Boston Harbor Islands, Fort Warren, and to plan a trip follow the link below. Enjoy!!!

http://www.nps.gov/boha/historyculture/facts-geor.htm 

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About me??? Boring! I like to photograph nature and the outdoors. I preffer to be outside rather than inside, but I do have my reclusive tendensies as well.
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