Thursday, August 22, 2013

August 7, 2013 - Part 2

After the train ride, we went to Fort Knox in Prospect, named for Major General Henry Knox, America's first Secretary of War, who was born in Boston but retired to Thomaston, Maine in 1796.  Maine's Fort Knox predates the more famous one in Kentucky.

The Penobscot River, which the fort was built to protect.  The British had a bad habit of using this waterway to penetrate the interior of Maine.

Fort Know is another pentagon-shaped citadel like the one we visited in Quebec earlier this summer.  This picture shows the walls surrounding the interior court, while the picture below shows the grass on the roof of the exterior walls.

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