FW DoorsI’m on vacation in Maine, and the doors are few and far between.  Today we went to Fort Williams Park, which has some really interesting buildings including the ruins of the Goddard Mansion, and the Portland Headlight (described as the most photographed lighthouse in the world).  Scattered around the park are various batteries and other buildings left over from the property’s life as a military post.

The door on the right is the only surviving door on the Battery Keyes, which was completed in 1905.  The battery had two 3-inch rapid-fire guns, which protected the minefield in the main channel during wartime.  During World War II, this was the “alert” battery, which was manned and ready to fire on any vessel that did not identify itself properly.

Click on any photo below to enlarge.  Here’s a link to more information about the forts of Casco Bay.

Tomorrow I’m headed “off the grid” (literally), and I’ll be back next week.  Enjoy the weekend!

These plates (2 per door) provided ventilation via the holes behind them. Pivot Remains of the Lock

Inside Sign Battery


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