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A View of Fort Matanzas, from the East

A View of Fort Matanzas, from the East

This is Fort Matanzas. The fort was constructed with local coquina limestone. The fort is 50 feet long, on each side, and the main tower is 30 feet high. There are cannons on the gun deck. There is a round sentry box, at one corner of the gun deck. The sentry box is a bartizan, or garita. This fort is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as Fort Matanzas National Monument.
Galleries: Fort Matanzas, Forts and Fortifications, St. Johns
Keywords: bartizan, cannons, coquina limestone, fort, fort matanzas, garita, gun deck, saint augustine, sentry box, st augustine
Photo Location: St. Augustine, Florida
Photographer: Nathan Wolkenhauer
Date of Photo: 11/07/2011
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Original Dimensions: 5616×3744
Picture Orientation: Landscape
GPS Coordinates: 29°42'58.92"N 81°14'02.61"W
Picture Number: 15067