Photographing Fort Carroll From Afar

Fort Carroll

While flying over the Francis Scott Key Bridge near Baltimore, Maryland for photos, I stumbled upon the abandoned Fort Carroll, an abandoned sea fort in the middle of the Patapsco River.

While flying over the Francis Scott Key Bridge near Baltimore, Maryland for photos, I stumbled upon the abandoned Fort Carroll, an abandoned sea fort in the middle of the Patapsco River. Named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, it was designed by then Brevet-Colonel Robert E. Lee and constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1848 and 1861.

Fort Carroll was never fully completed or outfitted, a casualty of the American Civil War and obsoleteness. It was abandoned in 1921 and declared excess by the War Department in 1923.

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