Closing the Door / Protegiendo el acceso

Closing the Door / Protegiendo el acceso (HM2CY8)

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Fort Matanzas National Monument

Closing the Door (English)

The Spanish built Fort Matanzas to protect the southern approach to St. Augustine. Spanish ships from Cuba used this waterway to resupply the town during the 1740 British siege. After the siege, they built this fortified outpost. It soon proved its worth. In 1742, cannon fire from the fort drove back two British boats scouting the channel for larger warships.
Protegiendo el acceso (Spanish)

Los españoles construyeron Fort Matanzas para proteger el acceso por el sur hacia San Agustín. Los navíos españoles que venían de Cuba usaron esta vía navegable para reabastecer la ciudad durante el asedio británico de 1740. Después del asedio, construyeron este puesto fortificado, que pronto demostraría su valor. En 1742, los cañonazos lanzados desde el Fort Matanzas hicieron retroceder a dos pequeñas embarcaciones británicas que se encontraban haciendo un reconocimiento del canal para los navíos más grandes.
HM NumberHM2CY8
Year Placed2018
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, December 21st, 2018 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees0.00000000, 0.00000000
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