Sunday, January 15, 2012

Fort Moultrie

We started the day at Fort Moultrie, a revolution-era fort across the harbor from Fort Sumter.  The first fort was built of palmetto logs and inspired the flag and nickname of South Carolina.

The sally port
 These cannon fired 434 pound cannon balls and could fire every four minutes... the balls were lifted by HAND by four men!
 You can see Fort Sumter across the harbor.  Fort Moultrie was once one of five forts surrounding the mouth of Charleston Harbor to protect the city.
 The kids really liked this fort and it was a great start to our trip.

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