Battery Seamen at Fort Dearborn

This is one of two gun emplacments.

A few weeks ago, I showed remnants of a World War II-era bunker on the coast of New Hampshire. People seemed to have some real interest in it. A little research showed more extensive fortifications nearby. I took a drive there during the Christmas break for a sunrise shoot.

This is the second emplacement.

This set of two connected gun emplacements was in the woods. Several paths led to the clearing. The concrete was covered with dirt to make it look like a hill. At the top was a blockhouse that may have served as a room from which to direct the firing of the guns.

Possible fire control blockhouse over the gun emplacements.
The view from inside the blockhouse.
Back in the day.

More information about the history of Fort Dearborn can be found here.

33 thoughts on “Battery Seamen at Fort Dearborn

      1. milfordstreet Post author

        I did that last week. I have a headlamp in my camera bag and use it to look inside some of the closed off areas. They were mostly empty concrete rooms.

  1. Sandra

    I’m impressed that you were able to enter to get that shot of the view! Beautiful photos Chris! This is really interesting history. I hope you’re doing well.

  2. Footprints

    I love the way you have captured this part of American history. It’s interesting to see the current (with the unfortunate graffiti) and the historical photo. The lighting is incredible!


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