Fort Knox

While we were in Maine, we were out riding the motorcycle when we found this little gem. We actually saw the Penobscot Narrows Bridge first. As we tried to figure out how to get to the bridge we realized you can purchase a combination ticket to get entry to both the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Fort Knox. I love old Forts so it was a no-brainer for us.

Me At Canon
Stand Back!!!

Where Are The Flashing Lights?

Bay View
Bay View From The Fort’s Ground Level

Creepy Staircase
Stairs Leading To The Fort’s Lower Level

Looking Into harbor
Ground Level

Canon Holes In Wall
Canon Holes In The Outside Wall

Empty Canon Pads
Hey, Where Are The Canons?

Hot Shot Sign
Hot Shot Furnace

Fort Wall
Furnace Wall

Interior Canon
Interior Canon

Interior Courtyard
Interior Courtyard

The Bay
View From Top Level Of The Fort

Ft Knox Overlooking Bay
View Of The Penobscot Bridge From The Fort

Powder Magazine
Powder Magazine Room

Officers Quarters
Officers Quarters

Bunk Bed
Good Night

Empty Room
Interior Room

Fort Knox is a state park in Prospect Maine located on the banks of the Penobscot River. It was built between 1844 and 1866. It was the first fort in Maine built entirely of granite. Most forts built prior to this were built of wood, earth, and stone. It is named after Major General Henry Knox the first U.S. Secretary of War and Commander of Artillery during the American Revolutionary War. The fort was designated a National Historic Landmark in1970. Fort Knox also serves as the entry site for the observation tower for the Penobscot Narrows Bridge that opened to the public in May of 2007.

Date Of Visit: August 2015

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