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Tybee Island in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Moat Feeder Canal

 
 
Moat Feeder Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. Moat Feeder Canal Marker
Inscription.  In wartime the moat was filled with water from the South Channel of the Savannah River. This feeder canal featured stop-lock gates which provided water control and access to small barges bringing supplies to the fort. When filled from this ditch, the moat formed an effective barrier to hinder the approach of infantry.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 32° 1.582′ N, 80° 53.482′ W. Marker was in Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker could be reached from Islands Expressway (U.S. 80). Located at Fort Pulaski National Monument. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Tybee Island GA 31328, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Engineering Dry Land (a few steps from this marker); Southwest Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Parrott Rifle (within shouting distance
Moat Feeder Canal Marker at Fort Pulaski image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 19, 2008
2. Moat Feeder Canal Marker at Fort Pulaski
of this marker); Southwest Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Demilune (within shouting distance of this marker); German Volunteers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Store House (about 300 feet away); Fort at Play (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Pulaski. National Park Service (Submitted on November 1, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Moat around the walls of the Fort image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 19, 2008
3. Moat around the walls of the Fort
Moat Feeder Canal image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, March 12, 2014
4. Moat Feeder Canal
The Moat Feeder Canal outside of Fort Pulaski image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
5. The Moat Feeder Canal outside of Fort Pulaski
Stop-Lock Gates Wheel image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 28, 2009
6. Stop-Lock Gates Wheel
Controlled the flow of the water into the moats.
Moat Feeder Canal image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
7. Moat Feeder Canal
Moat Feeder Canal close-up image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 19, 2008
8. Moat Feeder Canal close-up
Moat fed by Feeder Canal at Fort Pulaski image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 19, 2008
9. Moat fed by Feeder Canal at Fort Pulaski
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,143 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 1, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on May 1, 2014, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   5. submitted on November 1, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on September 27, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   7, 8, 9. submitted on November 1, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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