Fort Jefferson at the Dry Tortugas National Park

We took the 70 mile by boat ride to the Dry Tortugas.  I didn’t do my homework, so I didn’t really know what to expect.  What an amazing site!!!

Fort Jefferson  was started in 1836 and 30 years later it wasn’t completed.   Its original purpose was to protect this strategic sea location along the world’s busiest shipping routes as the United States expanded into the Caribbean. It also provided ships a place to resupply, repair, or seek refuge from tropical storms as they patrolled the Gulf of Mexico or the Straits of Florida.  I was amazed with the 16 million precisely layed bricks.  The craftsmanship, the detail, the care with every single brick that was used was astonishing!  These guys didn’t have computers, lasers, or large pieces of equipment to help, they did it all with love and care.   I tried to capture as much of the precision and detail that I could..take a look.



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