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Fort Monroe Concrete Seawall Eastern Terminus

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, March 16, 2017
1. Fort Monroe Concrete Seawall Eastern Terminus Marker
Inscription.
Fort Monroe Concrete Seawall
Eastern Terminus
The place where you are standing marks the terminus of a seawall constructed along the southern shores of Old Point Comfort at various periods between 1895 to the mid-twentieth century. This seawall extended from Jetty No. 1 at this location to the Old Navy Wharf, located west of the Chamberlin Hotel. constructed between 1900 and 1906. The first concrete section at this location extended to the west end of the engineering wharf abutment. This wall replaced an earlier wooden bulkhead and was later reinforced by sheet pilings and capped in concrete. This sea wall was replaced by the current sea wall between 2007 and 2009.
 
Location. 37° 0.081′ N, 76° 18.274′ W. Marker is in Fort Monroe, Virginia, in Hampton. Marker is on Fenwick Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Monroe VA 23651, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Point Comfort Light (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Monroe History (about 600 feet away); Fort Monroe Seawall History (about 800 feet away); Engineer Wharf (about
Fort Monroe Concrete Seawall Eastern Terminus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 16, 2017
2. Fort Monroe Concrete Seawall Eastern Terminus Marker
800 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Monroe Seawall History (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Monroe History (approx. 0.2 miles away); Water Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Africans in Virginia (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Monroe.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Fort Monroe Concrete Seawall Eastern Terminus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 16, 2017
3. Fort Monroe Concrete Seawall Eastern Terminus Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 85 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 22, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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