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Offline donnabhain

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Fort Gorges
« on: August 19, 2011, 04:24:48 PM »
Finally got some pics up of my last kayak trip up in maine

http://iussa.org/fort_gorges/index.php

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Re: Fort Gorges
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2011, 10:03:13 PM »
NICE! Your pics are way better than any others I saw when I was researching the place

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Re: Fort Gorges
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2011, 06:52:14 AM »
Cool spot.  I'd love to visit that place.  Looks like it's in good shape too.
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Re: Fort Gorges
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2011, 03:30:49 PM »
It was a nice trip, not too much boat traffic or wind. It's all granite, so not much is going to collapse any time soon. Some of the officers qtrs are in bad shape, but fun to poke around. The stairs are gone so you gotta haul yourself up the wall but there are a couple holes in the sheetrock for the purpose. There's also a cannon up on top marked 1864. Like Boston and Newport all the island in Portland have forts on them, we ran out of daylight and the tide changed or we woulda hit up a couple more. Maybe next time :)

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Re: Fort Gorges
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2011, 07:13:24 AM »
Did you see the cannon barrel sticking out of the ground on the top / barbette tier?  Its half buried.

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Re: Fort Gorges
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2011, 02:58:39 PM »
Yep! I actually came around it the "wrong" way so I stumbled upon it before I continued and saw they had a sign pointing the way to it. I wish I coulda grabbed it, but I don't think the kayak could handle it. Maybe next time  :wacko: