December 22, 2009 - "Along The Rampart"
Fort Jefferson is a three-tiered fort and six-sided with 420 heavy-gun emplacements. I can not imagine how many ship visits were required to supply 16 million bricks for the construction. There will be more historical items of interest to follow with additional posts. The boat trip there was fairly rough with some people getting seasick.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Dry Tortugas National Park preserves Fort Jefferson and the Dry Tortugas section of the Florida Keys. The park covers 101 mi² (262 km²), mostly water, about 68 statute miles (109 km) west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico.
......The park's centerpiece is Fort Jefferson, a massive but unfinished coastal fortress. It is the largest masonry structure in the Western Hemisphere, and is composed of over 16 million bricks. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,"
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From Daily Photos - 2009