Fort Clinch State Park Cannons - Fernandina Beach, Florida
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rangergirl141
N 30° 42.263 W 081° 27.228
17R E 456544 N 3396929
Quick Description: There are 10 of these cannons located within the fort in groups of 2 and another at the entrance of the park.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/5/2010 1:11:33 PM
Waymark Code: WM80W8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCrazy
Views: 8

Long Description:
Civilization and history are actually the main attraction at Fort Clinch State Park. The park is named for the fortress made of almost five million bricks that guards the entrance to Cumberland Sound.

Fort Clinch, named for General Duncan Lamont Clinch, an important figure in Florida's Seminole War of the 1830's who also fought in the War of 1812, is one in a system of permanent coastal fortifications once planned by the federal government.

Construction of Forth Clinch began in 1847 and has never really been finished. Confederate forces occupied the fort briefly during the Civil War until the largest amphibious landing at that time by the United States military overtook the fort for the Union. Far from major battles of the war, soldiers' duties included fort construction. Garrisoned for only a few more years, the fort became obsolete, not able to withstand destruction by new weapons. It was placed on caretaker status in 1869. In spite of its obsolescence, Fort Clinch was called to duty again during the Spanish-American War (1898) and was used during World War II as a communications and security post. In 1936 the state of Florida acquired the land for use as a state park.
What type of artillery is this?: 10-inch Rodman guns

Where is this artillery located?: Park

What military of the world used this device?: American

Parking location to view this Waymark: N 30° 42.198 W 081° 27.198

Cost?: 6.00 (listed in local currency)

Artillery is no longer operational: yes

Still may work: no

Are there any geocaches at this location?:
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Date artillery was in use: Not listed

Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed

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