Should Fort Morgan’s magazines – containing enough powder to resist months of siege – ignite, the entire fort would likely have been leveled, killing most every man inside. In desperation, Page ordered around 60,000 pounds of powder doused….
Abandoned Coastal Defenses of Alabama is a down-and-dirty guided tour through Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines, documentary evidence of a rich past slipping inexorably into ruin.
From the author of Abandoned Florida: Sunshine Sentinels comes a brand new visual history – Abandoned Coastal Defenses of Alabama.
Listen to this brand new audio documentary by author and urban explorer Thomas Kenning. Fort Dade was an Endicott Period fortification which guarded the entry to Tampa Bay. Accessible only by boat, it has been abandoned for nearly a century. What’s left of Fort Dade today lies in ruins along the northwest shore of Egmont Key, crumbling in the debilitating heat and humidity of the Gulf Coast.
Discover the past and present of conquest and defense in the Sunshine State, documented in 140 images of gritty ruin and glorious restoration – ranging from the coquina confines of Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine to the towering casemates of far-flung Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas; from the shattered hulk of Fort Pickens in Pensacola to the cracked concrete batteries of Fort Dade in Tampa Bay; from the carefree garden spot of West Martello Tower in Key West to the paranoiac isolation of nuclear-powered HM-69 Nike Missile Base deep in the Everglades.
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Urban explorer Thomas Kenning takes you on a guided tour of the most stunning abandoned fort in the Western Hemisphere.