Friday, October 17, 2014

Many Doorways

Actually these "Many Doorways" are entrances to the many enlisted men's quarters.
Here's a little history about Fort Knox.

The American Revolution and the War of 1812 brought enemy British ships to the Penobscot River. During both wars, Great Britain seized control of the river, fought battles in the river valley’s towns, and claimed the surrounding land for the British crown. With America’s defeat of Great Britain in the two wars, British claims to the area did not last. Still, the United States government recognized that a

defenseless Penobscot River could be attacked again and the river’s increasingly prosperous towns, such as Bangor, threatened.  By 1825, the nation’s defense plans thus included a fort at the present-day site of Fort Knox. But, no funds were actually provided for construction until nearly two decades
later, with tension still present between the United States and Great Britain, most recently over the location of Maine’s northeast border.
After acquiring land and designing a large, modern fort, the U. S. Department of War and its Corps of Engineers began building Fort Knox, sited to guard the narrow channel through which all enemy ships traveling upriver would have to pass. Lieutenant Isaac Stevens, a young West Point graduate, was placed in charge of the massive project.  Construction began in May 1844.
Stevens and his crews first built the gun batteries nearest the river and tried to get them ready for cannons. Workers then excavated the main fort site and by about 1853, work began on the granite foundations and walls of the large, central fort building.
The fort saw two periods of military activity.  From 20 to 54 troops were garrisoned here during the Civil War. As the fort was still under construction at that time, they lived in temporary wooden buildings behind the fort’s granite structure. About 575 troops from Connecticut lived at the fort for one month during the Spanish-American War. They lived outside the main fort structure in large tents. No enemy ships ever appeared on the Penobscot or threatened its towns during these wars.
With all that said about this amazing Fort. 
Here are some other fun facts about Fort Knox.
~Every October they have their Award Winning event called "Fright at the Fort."  This is one of the best haunted events in Maine!  It's a must go if you love Hauntings and Halloween!  Although I don't think I would go alone!
~In September and October they have "Ghosts of Fort Knox Guided Tours" by the East Coast Ghost Trackers.  They are kind of like the Ghost hunters of Maine.  Speaking of Ghost hunters they had done an episode at Fort Knox back in February 2011 which was season 7 episode 7.  You really ought to check it out!  Pretty interesting stuff!
So they say that Fort Knox is haunted, well I guess that depends on who you ask.  I've only been there a few times, once with family and more recently by myself.  Because of my vivid imagination and slight paranoia I chose not to go into as many areas as I would have liked,  quite simply because it was too dark.  You have heard the saying "things that go bump in the night", will I didn't really want to bump into anything, you know what I'm saying. 
With all that said, yeah I do believe in ghosts.  Do you?

See you next week!!!


  1. Very beautiful photo! A great outlook, feel movement, there is a feeling that the viewer is inside.


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