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Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

A bald eagle surveys the surroundings at Fort Matanzas National Monument.

Squirrel tree frog

Squirrel tree frog

A squirrel tree frog (Hyla squirella) at Fort Matanzas National Monument.

Green tree frog

Green tree frog

A green tree frog (Hyla cynerea) at Fort Matanzas National Monument

Marshburn during CIR FOMA Calibration Unit R&R

Marshburn during CIR FOMA Calibration Unit R&R

ISS035-E-020086 (15 April 2013) --- NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn, Expedition 35 flight engineer, conducts routine maintenance of the Combustion Integration Rack?s Optic Bench in the U.S. lab Destiny aboard the... More

Southeast corner being rebuilt in 1915

Southeast corner being rebuilt in 1915

Early restoration efforts involved removing the stones brick by brick.

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Fort gundeck in Ruins 1915

Fort gundeck in Ruins 1915

While in ruins, the Southeast corner of the fort gundeck had fallen away. The photo was taken in 1915

Visitors to the fort in 1926-1928

Visitors to the fort in 1926-1928

This shows early fort visitation. The only access to the roof was with a staircase from the gundeck and a hole was cut into the south wall for ease of access. Also notice the first reconstructed sentry tower.... More

Arch Reconstruction

Arch Reconstruction

1936-1939 reconstruction of the tower and arch ceiling

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Abandoned Fort in 1915-1916

Abandoned Fort in 1915-1916

The south side of Fort Matanzas before and restoration had started. Notice the shoreline and surrounding dunes. Also there is no sentry tower on the left corner of the fort.

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Fort Matanzas in the late 1800s

Fort Matanzas in the late 1800s

This is possibly the oldest photo of Fort Matanzas.

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Abandoned Cannon on Fort Gundeck 1880s

Abandoned Cannon on Fort Gundeck 1880s

One of two original Spanish cannons left behind on the fort's gun platform. Both cannons are now on display at the fort

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Fort Gundeck in 1914

Fort Gundeck in 1914

This picture was taken on the gun platform before any restoration efforts had started. Notice the cedar tree on the left side of the image.