Site of Fort McKinely


Stock #: 481820
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
City: Portland
State: Maine (ME)
County: Cumberland
Publisher: Geo. S. Graves
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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The Government Steamer "Henry Wilson" passing House Island, where the old style fort is easily seen, but "out of date." Great Diamond Island, where the government has expended over $2,000,000 on up-to-date fortifications. You cannot see much of the fort, but the big guns "are there just the same," and when one of the projectiles is sent whizzing fifteen miles to sea, there's "something doing." The mammoth searchlight here throws its rays over thirty miles around the horizon.

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