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Understanding the Fort

Fort Adams

 
 
Understanding the Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 26, 2013
1. Understanding the Fort Marker
Inscription. This model of Fort Adams provides an overview of the Fortís design, including the main structure and the outworks for land defense. The drawings of the Fort show details of its construction and reveal the complexity of its design along with the terminology in use at the time of its construction. The plans reveal the Fortís multiple layers of defense, and its orientation to maximize firepower to guard the East Passage of Narragansett Bay.
 
Location. 41° 28.722′ N, 71° 20.184′ W. Marker is in Newport, Rhode Island, in Newport County. Marker is on Fort Adams Drive. Touch for map. Marker is located in Fort Adams State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Newport RI 02840, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Adams (here, next to this marker); Erich A. OíD. Taylor (a few steps from this marker); Fort Adams Foundation (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Adams (within shouting distance of this marker); Life in Fort Adams (within shouting distance of this marker); A Giant Among Forts (within shouting distance of
Understanding the Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 26, 2013
2. Understanding the Fort Marker
this marker); Building a Fortress (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Returning Old Glory 2001 (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Adams - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 1, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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