Fort Macon

 

My brother came to town for Mother’s Day.  It was a last minute arrangement.  On Monday, we went to Fort Macon.  We stopped at the Havelock Tourist Center on the way.  Fort Macon was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  It was named after North Carolina’s eminent statement, Nathaniel Macon.  Construction began in 1826 and lasted for eight years.  The total cost of the fort was near half million dollars.  The War of 1812 demonstrated the weaknesses of the U.S. existing coastal defenses and prompted the United States to beginning construction on an improved coastal fortifications.

The Havelock Tourist Center

Fort Macon

 

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