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
|Placed By||Boston Islands State Historic Park|
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|Date Added||Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 3:31am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 341226 N 4687126|
|Decimal Degrees||42.32020000, -70.92680000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 19.212', W 70° 55.608'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 19' 12.72" N, 70° 55' 36.48" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 401-499 Unnamed Road, Hull MA 02045, US|
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