Fort Warren…George Island
It was built more than 150 years ago, a fort on an island…a key to the coastal defense of a new nation.
It was transformed into a prison during the civil war, housing hundreds of Confederates within its granite walls, ordinary soldiers and politicians alike.
It served our nation for more than 85 years, as a vigilant sentinel in the harbor.
It was made over into a park, a unique opportunity to experience the past in an extraordinary island setting.
In 1863, a daring escape was made by six Confederate soldiers. They squeezed through slit-holes in the granite walls and made their way to the beach.
Two of the soldiers attempted to swim to Lovell’s Island, but the tide was going out and they were swept out to sea.
To read more of the tales of the escape…you can click to Lady in Black Ghost Story.
Welcome to Fort Warren on George Island…only a 30 minute ferry trip from Boston.
FYI…our vacation to Boston was taken a few years ago…but I just now realized the images weren’t shared on this blog.
Too many good memories to let this slip by.
If you have not taken this excursion…I highly recommend this!
BTW…bring a flash-lite for all the DARK tunnels you go through! It was pitch black!
Would you like to take a guess, what couple was the ONLY one NOT to have a flashlight?
Yes…you guessed it, Tarzan and Jane…Smile!
Have a great day friends.
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