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Fort Matanzas as Seen from the South, with Visitors on Gundeck

Fort Matanzas as Seen from the South, with Visitors on Gundeck

This is a view of Fort Matanzas located on Rattlesnake Island as seen from the south, with visitors on the gundeck. The sentry box or garita is located at the southern corner of the fort and the cannons are pointing toward the Matanzas River Inlet. The sentry box was rebuilt of coquina stone in 1929 after having fallen into disrepair in the 1800s. Wooden stairs lead visitors to the gundeck. 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: Fort Matanzas National Park, Forts, National Monument, River Inlet, Saint Augustine, Sentry Box, Spanish fort, St. Augustine, gundeck, stairs
Photo Location: Fort Matanzas National Monument, St. Johns County, Florida
Photographer: Dr. Roy Winkelman
Date of Photo: 12/17/2013
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 0.0166667
F Number: 22
Original Dimensions: 5616×3744
Picture Orientation: Landscape
GPS Coordinates: 29°42′55″N 81°14′21″W
Picture Number: 25976