Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Original Fort Knox

You might get the idea that someone who loves prospecting for gold as much as we do would be doing a piece on Fort Knox and writing about the gold depository in Kentucky. Not so this time. The original fort named for Major General Henry Knox was here in Maine- built on the Penobscot River in Prospect (get the parallels?), Maine, just outside of Ellsworth. It was here for the express purpose of guarding the river against the British in both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. It is one of the best preserved forts on the eastern corridor. I'm not one to subscribe to haunted places but there was a spiritual presence in the halls of the old fort, especially the underground tunnels and passages that gave us an eerie feeling. Who is Charlie, anyway???? I would suggest the link within to check out the history of the fort. I'll put up a couple images and a brief slide show. The fort was not the focus of our visit. Rather, we were here to visit the Penobscot Narrows Observatory that is part of the same Maine State Park.

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