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Monday, January 18, 2016

Forts Worden and Flagler, WA

This blog will attempt to describe the other two forts of the deadly triangle defending the route to the harbor of Seattle.  I'll let the pics of the storyboards tell most of the story.
From Wiki:  Fort Worden and accompanying Fort Worden State Park are located in Port Townsend, along Admiralty Inlet in Washington. It is situated on 433 acres originally built as a United States Army installation for the protection of Puget Sound. Fort Worden was named after U.S. Navy Rear Admiral John Lorimer Worden, commander of the USS Monitor during the American Civil War.
Alexander's Castle:  According to the legend, Reverend John Alexander built the castle for a prospective Scottish bride in a style reminiscent of his native country. In 1883, he acquired 10 acres of land near Point Wilson and constructed the building known as Alexander's Castle. Alexander intended the building to serve as a home for him and his bride. Traveling to Scotland to get his bride, Alexander found that his bride-to-be had married another. He returned to Port Townsend alone and used the building as a temporary residence. During the park's Army days, the castle was used for a number of purposes including serving as the first site of the Post Exchange and for many years housed the tailor shop.
Part of the WW2 gun mounts and ammo storage bunkers...
From Wiki:  Fort Flagler State Park is a Washington state park on the site of Fort Flagler, a former United States Army fort at the northern end of Marrowstone Island.  Fort Flagler was a Coast Artillery fort. It was established in 1897 and activated on in 1899. The post was named for Brigadier General Daniel Webster Flagler, an American Civil War veteran who served as the Army's Chief of Ordnance. The fort was closed in June 1953.
Found this old news article on the early history of Port Townsend and the role the fort played inthat history, ie, the horses and the above old stables.
So that about wraps up our visit to the the triangle of forts in the Whidbey Island, Port Townsend area of greater Seattle.  This blog was edited and published from Cordele, GA on January 18, 2016.  So, till the next time, RVing Beach Bums signing off.