Fort Boyard, France - The storms that raged off the coast of France meant that they were working in perpetually dangerous conditions, and by the time it was built, it was already obsolete. New weapons technologies meant that the fort had outlived its usefulness before it was ever completed in 1859.

Fort Boyard, France - The storms that raged off the coast of France meant that they were working in perpetually dangerous conditions, and by the time it was built, it was already obsolete. New weapons technologies meant that the fort had outlived its usefulness before it was ever completed in 1859.

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Château de Brissac, Pays de la Loire                                                                                                                                                                                 Plus

Château de Brissac, Pays de la Loire Plus

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St. Augustine Fort - Castillo De San Marcos - St. Augustine, Florida Went here at night. Didn't realize how cool it looks!

St. Augustine Fort - Castillo De San Marcos - St. Augustine, Florida Went here at night. Didn't realize how cool it looks!

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Ireland - History Hot Travel Spots -Charles Fort is the best-known historical attraction in Kinsale, Co Cork. Situated in Kinsale harbour, the star-shaped fortress is one of Ireland’s finest examples of 17th-century fortification.

Ireland - History Hot Travel Spots -Charles Fort is the best-known historical attraction in Kinsale, Co Cork. Situated in Kinsale harbour, the star-shaped fortress is one of Ireland’s finest examples of 17th-century fortification.

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RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project: Ancestors of the HUDSON VALLEY: Links to the Past

RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project: Ancestors of the HUDSON VALLEY: Links to the Past

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Fort Ticonderoga, New York - Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys, along with Benedict Arnold, captured the fort on May 10, 1775. The capture stalled a planned British invasion from Canada and also enabled American troops to invade Canada themselves. The British recaptured the fort in 1777 but abandoned it in 1780.

Fort Ticonderoga, New York - Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys, along with Benedict Arnold, captured the fort on May 10, 1775. The capture stalled a planned British invasion from Canada and also enabled American troops to invade Canada themselves. The British recaptured the fort in 1777 but abandoned it in 1780.

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Naarden, a star fort in the Netherlands

Naarden, a star fort in the Netherlands

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Sunflower forts > blanket forts. | 37 Ridiculously Awesome Things To Do In Your Backyard This Summer

Sunflower forts > blanket forts. | 37 Ridiculously Awesome Things To Do In Your Backyard This Summer

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Abandoned Florida Fort Jefferson; Work began on this fascinating, unfinished coastal fort in 1846 and the building is still the largest masonry structure in the Western Hemisphere, comprising of over 16 million bricks. part of Dry Tortugas National Park and can only be reached by seaplane or boat.

Abandoned Florida Fort Jefferson; Work began on this fascinating, unfinished coastal fort in 1846 and the building is still the largest masonry structure in the Western Hemisphere, comprising of over 16 million bricks. part of Dry Tortugas National Park and can only be reached by seaplane or boat.

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