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St. Augustine in Saint Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

U.S. Shot Furnace

 
 
U.S. Shot Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
1. U.S. Shot Furnace Marker
Inscription. This structure is a hot shot furnace for heating cannon balls to be shot at wooden vessels and to set them on fire. It is part of the water battery built by the U.S. (1842-44) when this side of the moat was filled in and guns were mounted on the stone arcs behind the sea wall.
 
Location. 29° 53.87′ N, 81° 18.666′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker can be reached from South Castillo Drive (State Road A1A), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located outside the Castillo de San Marcos. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Matanzas Bay (a few steps from this marker); Cannon (a few steps from this marker); Pirate Attacks (a few steps from this marker); 1740 Siege (a few steps from this marker); St. Augustine's Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); La Necesaria (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Charles Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); Sentry Box (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Also see . . .  Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. NPS website. (Submitted on August 26, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Shot Furnace and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
2. Shot Furnace and Marker
 
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Shot Furnace and Moat Fill image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
3. Shot Furnace and Moat Fill
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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