Thursday, July 17, 2008

Fort Johnson, Charleston SC

View from Fort Johnson to the Ravanel bridge


That's Fort Sumter far back on the horizon
(click in the photo to see it bigger)


As history tells: this was the spot where the civil war started with a cannon shot over to Fort Sumter
(click in the photo to read the text)



Today a circa 1820s brick powder magazine and a section Confederate earthworks are some of the surviving elements of the fort


I'm not sure, but I think this is one of the research boats from the Marine Research Institute located around Fort Johnson.


Fort Johnson

What is left of Fort Johnson? Built in the early 1700s, the fort was expanded and improved during the French and Indian War, American Revolution, and War of 1812. During this same time the fort was damaged was hurricanes and storms. By the time of the Civil War only a few structures remained and Confederate forces built earthworks on the site. Today a circa 1820s brick powder magazine and a section Confederate earthworks are some of the surviving elements of the fort.

For you who are interested in Charlestons history, please read more here about Fort Johnson

and here too:
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/marine/mrri/ftjohnson.html

8 comments:

Titania Starlight said...

Now that is a beautiful view of the sky meeting the ocean. You know I am partial to ocean pictures. :o)

Susanne49 said...

Hi Tawnyia,

thanks for your comment. Cone by tomorrow, I made today new photos with fantastic clouds and the ocean.

bram antareja said...

I was happy very much saw had the photograph of the anchored ship near the inhabitants's house. Well his atmosphere.
Regards from Yogyakarta INDONESIA.

Carole said...

lovely photos Sue. You too have history of a different kind over there which is interesting to us British.

Susanne49 said...

Hi bram,

thanks for stopping by my blog and writing your kind comment. Come back often! :-)

Susanne49 said...

Hi Carol,

thanks for your comment. Yes, America has some history, but it's not that old like the countries in Europe, right?

Resonator said...

awesome pictures susanne..
beautiful skies!!
I love it
happy blogging
Prema
(dreamsofresonator.blogspot.com)

Susanne49 said...

Happy blogging to you too, resonator! Thanks for stopping by...

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