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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. Marker is missing. It was located near 29° 53.87′ N, 81° 18.666′ W. Marker was in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker could be reached from South Castillo Drive (State Road A1A), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located outside the Castillo de San Marcos. Marker was 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 location. Sizzling Salvo / Al rojo vivo (a few steps from 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); Fortress Facelift / Nuevo dueño, obras nuevas (a few steps from this marker); St. Augustine's Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Charles Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Also see . . .  Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
Shot Furnace and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
2. Shot Furnace and Marker
. NPS website. (Submitted on August 26, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
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
Shot Furnace (<i>wide view; showing new marker beside furnace</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, December 12, 2018
4. Shot Furnace (wide view; showing new marker beside furnace)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 380 times since then. Last updated on December 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 26, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on December 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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