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Hull in Plymouth County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The “Dark Arch”

 
 
The "Dark Arch" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, August 2012
1. The "Dark Arch" Marker
Inscription. Originally an open courtyard, Bastion A was roofed over, probably in the 1870's to accommodate new artillery-15-inch Rodman Guns. The new space was divided into an indoor drill hall, a powder magazine and a storage area for wagons and gun carriages. Construction was carefully routed around a well (now blocked off). During the Second World War the area became a fort favorite: a recreation hall where soldiers on a cold, isolated post could take their minds off training and war. Today the "Dark Arch" leads to a murky passageway to the exterior of the fort.
 
Location. 42° 19.189′ N, 70° 55.592′ W. Marker is in Hull, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County. Touch for map. The Marker is located inside Fort Warren on Georges Island at the Eastern entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Hull MA 02045, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mess (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Bartlett (within shouting distance of this marker); Bastion C (within shouting distance of this marker); Enlisted Men (within shouting distance of this marker); Political Prisoners (within
The "Dark Arch" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, August 2012
2. The "Dark Arch" Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Parade Ground (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bakery (about 300 feet away); Powder Magazine (about 300 feet away).
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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