Tybee Island in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Model 1859 Seacoast Carriage
The Phoenix Iron Works of Philadelphia made this carriage for a Parrott rifle (cannon). The weapon fired a 100 pound projectile 8500 yards. Carriage and gun weighed almost 13,000 pounds. In 1978 this carriage was recovered from a long-lost artillery battery found on Blackbeard Island National Wildlife Refuge.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles.
Location. 32° 1.662′ N, 80° 53.42′ W. Marker is on Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Fort Pulaski Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located inside Fort Pulaski. Touch for map. Marker is 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 marker. Key to the South (here, next to this marker); This Memorial Commemorates The Act Of... (a few steps from this marker); Hot Shot Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); Red-hot Shot (within shouting distance of this marker); Powder Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Changing Landscape (within shouting distance of this marker); 4.5 Inch Blakely Rifle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); German Volunteers (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
Also see . . . Fort Pulaski National Monument. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 456 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.