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North Wall of Fort Matanzas with Windows

North Wall of Fort Matanzas with Windows

This is the north wall of Fort Matanzas. The wall is 50 feet, from side to side, and the tower is 30 feet high. The stonewall has two small, rectangular windows. The upper window on the north wall of the fort is for the officer’s quarters and the lower window is for the solder's quarters. In addition, there are three loopholes in the south wall allowing for ventilation, light and firing of muskets at attackers. The walls of the fort was made from coquina stone (a soft limestone formed from broken shells and corals), which was used as the primary building material at Fort Matanzas. The 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, Saint Augustine, Spanish fort, St. Augustine, coquina, masonry, stonewall
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: 20
Original Dimensions: 3744×5616
Picture Orientation: Portrait
GPS Coordinates: 29°42′55″N 81°14′21″W
Picture Number: 26702