Bucksport in Hancock County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
Construction of Fort Knox began in 1844 and was halted while still unfinished 25 years and $1 million later. The Fort has never seen any military action. The largest of 133 total cannons fired a 315 pound shell 4,680 yards. The granite was quarried locally at Mt. Waldo. Fort Knox was named for the first Secretary of War, Major General Henry Knox, a resident of Thomaston.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1844.
Location. 44° 34.287′ N, 68° 47.697′ W. Marker is in Bucksport, Maine, in Hancock County. Marker is along the Downtown Waterfront Walkway, near the Marina, and about 150 feet south of the intersection of Main (Maine Route 15) and Elm Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bucksport ME 04416, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Penobscot River (a few steps from this marker); The Town of Bucksport (within shouting distance of this marker); The Phineas Heywood House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Penobscot Expedition (about 400 feet away, Bucksport, Maine (about 500 feet away); Waldo-Hancock Bridge (about 700 feet away); Rich in Heritage (approx. ¼ mile away); Times of War (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bucksport.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Knox (Maine). Wikipedia entry (Submitted on May 31, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. The History of Bucksport, Maine. University of Maine PDF (Submitted on May 6, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 727 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 6, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on April 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.