Whether dotting the coastline, guarding the banks of the Kennebec or defending the Canadian border, Maine's many forts have sheltered its towns and people since the seventeenth century. Both Fort Kent and Fort Fairfield were built after the War of 1812 during the Aroostook War, when hostilities raged between Mainers and British Canadians over the region's rich timber stands. Portland Harbor's Fort...
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: The History Press (March 12, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 554568
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Meh. Not enough detail. the associated antidotes accompanying each fort was nice. The photos are good but a drawing of the layout of the fort would have been useful. Also a map of the area could have helped to explain why the location was chosen....
ame embroiled in the Civil War when a Confederate raider tried--and failed--to steal a ship from its waters. In the twentieth century, Maine's preservationists protected many of these citadels, including Fort Knox in Penobscot Bay, the largest and most elaborate of all Maine's forts. Join local author Harry Gratwick as he uncovers stories of adventure and bravery from the forts of Maine.