Bastion C

Bastion C (HM16IE)

Location: Hull, MA 02045 Suffolk County
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N 42° 19.212', W 70° 55.608'

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Fort Warren-Georges Island

— Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area —

Bastion C is the only bastion retaining its original form and protective outworks. It is one of five arrowhead-shaped corners which were built as the fort's strongest strategic locations. The bastion form was developed in Italy at the end of the 15th century to enable gunners to fire parallel to the main walls. Prior to that time, defenders within a fort could not mount a crossfire which would effectively cover the space at the foot of the walls. In Bastion C were located the fort bakery, commissary storerooms and mess halls. These uses remained largely unchanged though World War II.

(inscription above the title) Floor plan of Bastion C, as it was used in 1863

HM NumberHM16IE
Placed ByBoston Islands State Historic Park
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 3:31am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 341226 N 4687126
Decimal Degrees42.32020000, -70.92680000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 19.212', W 70° 55.608'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 19' 12.72" N, 70° 55' 36.48" W
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Area Code(s)781
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-499 Unnamed Road, Hull MA 02045, US
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