Fort Monroe, Virginia Page6
Photos/text this page courtesy of Richard Edling, PA

(7-2007) Another view of Fort Monroe

(7-2007) Engineer Wharf: The original pier was built in 1818 to receive construction materials for Fort Monroe. The original pilings can still be seen under the modern wharf


(7-2007) Enlarge Old Point Comfort Lighthouse marks the entrance to historic Hampton Roads, an important harbor situated at the mouths of the James, Nansemond and Elizabeth Rivers, and stands on ground which has seen many a fort constructed nearby to defend this import waterway. The tower’s present neighbor, the Civil-War era Fort Monroe, was preceded by colonial Fort George, which in turn was likely preceded by an even earlier fortification
Lighthouse History

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