October 14, 2019 Porthole Cruise and Travel
Shore Excursions: Forts in Ports
Today, the battlements provide beautiful backdrops to our snapshots, and their towers reach reassuringly into clear skies – but as in centuries past, they allow us to keep watch as each new ship enters the harbor from ports unknown.
A 2-hour ferry ride from Key West stands the largest brick masonry structure in the Americas, once a prison for Union deserters; Fort Jefferson.
Since the 1600s, these impregnable fortifications have guarded “the Mother Island,” St.….
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By Grant Balfour
Photo: Patrick Farrell/Visit Florida
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