[Ft. Marion-St. Augustine & Harbor, FL]

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0827-P-St_Augustine-1898.jpg
Creation: 1898

Completed in 1695, Fort Marion (now Castillo de San Marcos) is the oldest surviving masonry fort in the continental U.S. Engineer Ignazio Daza followed standards for building defensive structures that would withstand cannon projectiles and maximize cannon mounts to repel attackers. The bastion was built to defend St. Augustine against British attack. The coquina shell walls did not splinter into projectiles under cannon fire and when mixed with aggregate, absorbed cannon balls.

Title

[Ft. Marion-St. Augustine & Harbor, FL]

Date

Creation: 1898

Description

Completed in 1695, Fort Marion (now Castillo de San Marcos) is the oldest surviving masonry fort in the continental U.S. Engineer Ignazio Daza followed standards for building defensive structures that would withstand cannon projectiles and maximize cannon mounts to repel attackers. The bastion was built to defend St. Augustine against British attack. The coquina shell walls did not splinter into projectiles under cannon fire and when mixed with aggregate, absorbed cannon balls.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Photochroms

Source

MSS0827, Howard Gottlieb and William H. Jackson Collection

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0827-P-St_Augustine-1898.jpg

Citation

“[Ft. Marion-St. Augustine & Harbor, FL],” Gallery, accessed October 13, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/833.