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Near Pensacola Beach in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hurricane Ivan

 

—Fort Pickens —

 
Hurricane Ivan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 31, 2014
1. Hurricane Ivan Marker
Inscription. On September 16, 2004, Hurricane Ivan roared across the Gulf of Mexico with 130-mile-per-hour winds and struck Santa Rosa Island and the national seashore's Fort Pickens head-on. A 14-foot storm surge washed across the island, destroyed piers and roads, flooded the fort, and damaged most of the park buildings, including this museum building. Curators, conservators, and other specialists quickly went to work sorting, washing, and preserving over 300,000 cultural artifacts that had been on display or in storage on the island. The museum building was put on new footings in 2007.
 
Erected by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 30° 19.76′ N, 87° 17.563′ W. Marker is near Pensacola Beach, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker is on Fort Pickens Road near Pensacola Beach Boulevard (Florida Route 399), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Fort Pickens Road, Gulf Breeze FL 32561, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonial Power Struggle (within shouting distance of this marker); Beefing Up Defenses (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dueling with Confederates
Museum after repairs and back on footings image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 31, 2014
2. Museum after repairs and back on footings
(about 800 feet away); Swatting Mosquitoes (about 800 feet away); Battery Cullum, Battery Sevier (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery Trueman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Step Back in History (approx. 0.2 miles away); Deadly Explosion (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pensacola Beach.
 
Also see . . .  Hurricane Ivan - Fort Pickens Photos. (Submitted on January 3, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. DisastersForts, Castles
 
Fort Pickens entrance sign image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 1, 2015
3. Fort Pickens entrance sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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