Ca?onesAlthough the Castillo's high walls and moat were a substantial obstacle to anyone trying to capture the fort, the cannon here on the gundeck (or terreplein) were the were the real strength of the fort. With a range of over a mile, the cannon could strike at ships in the harbor as well as soldiers on land. The Spanish kept the land cleared of trees for 250 yards beyond the fort so that approaching troops had no natural cover or protection. In 1763, the fort had 77 guns.
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|Date Added||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 4:31pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 469949 N 3307516|
|Decimal Degrees||29.89793333, -81.31125000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 53.876', W 81° 18.675'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 53' 52.56" N, 81° 18' 40.50" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1 S Castillo Dr, St Augustine FL 32084, US|
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