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  1. Otto

    Otto Spambot Nemesis Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    From: Fernandina Beach, Florida, USA

    Bobby (A-58), continues his quest to drink in every Florida beach with his visit to Fernandina Beach, located on Amelia Island, Florida.

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    They have the oldest bar in Florida there in Fernandina Beach. Nice place, the bar and the place. Plenty of shops to hit and many good places to grab a bit as well. The next time any of you are in that part of Florida I highly recommend passing through there.
     
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    A-58 Cool Dude

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    On Amelia Island there's Ft. Clinch which was built by the US back in the 1800s. It was abandoned and later re-activated in WW2 as a communication and observation post. I think it was run by the USCG. Not a bad place to be posted.

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    Always pleasing to see a Bastion style fort from above.

    I might start a thread in the non-WWII area about that topic.
     
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    I agree! I've visited a ton of them over the years. IMHO, Ft. Macon in New Bern North Carolina is the best preserved. Trivia bit: Did you know that in some of the forts, the walls were designed with channels in them that air flowed through and provided an early form of air conditioning?
    Been to:
    Ft. Macon, New Bern, NC
    Ft. Sumter, Charleston, SC
    Ft. Pulaski, near Savannah, GA
    Old Ft. Jackson, Savannah, GA
    Ft. Moultrie, Charleston, SC
    Ft. Pickens, Santa Rosa Island, Pensacola, FL (Geronimo held captive there)
    Fort Barrancas, Pensacola, FL
    Ft. Monroe, Hampton, VA (Jefferson Davis imprisoned there post-Civil War)
    Ft. McHenry, Baltimore, MD (War of 1812, Star Spangled Banner written about British Bombardment of)
    Ft. Gaines, Mobile, AL
    Ft. Morgan, Mobile, AL
    Fort Jackson, LA (Due to damage from hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the interior of this fort is now closed) I always wanted to visit Ft. St. Phillip across the river but it has been abandoned and inaccessible for decades.

    Now, that you are an adopted southerner, you need to take some heritage road trips with the kiddies and Mrs. Otto.

    -You're only six hours from Baton Rouge and the USS Kidd, best preserved destroyer in the world. Then a short run down to New Orleans and you have the National WWII Museum and the French Quarter. Gotta do the French Quarter.

    -Now you can include these next two as part of the first trip or a separate trip. Mobile, AL and Pensacola, FL. Battleship Alabama in Mobile, the Dauphin Street district, restaurants, bars, architecture similar to the French Quarter (Mobile has the oldest Mardi Gras in the country). Ft.'s Gaines and Morgan. Then you can spend a day across the bay at the beach at Gulf Shores to keep Mrs. Otto happy. Pensacola is only a little over an hour further down the road and there is the Naval Aviation Museum (one of the finest museums I've ever visited), Ft.'s Pickens and Barrancas and the beautiful beaches of Santa Rosa Island.

    Unfortunately, due to a terrorist attack on 6 Dec, 2019 by a silly fuggin' Jihadist that was undergoing flight training at NAS Pensacola, the museum has been closed to the general public, due to limited access to the base.
    Sign this petition to reopen: I did. Sign the Petition

    -Savannah, GA/Charleston, SC these two cities are located close together and provide history from the colonial period onward. Charleston has Patriot's Point with the USS Essex class aircraft carrier Yorktown, the USS Laffey, the Citadel Military Academy, Ft.'s Sumter and Moultrie. Savannah has Old Ft. Jackson, Ft. Pulaski, the biggest St. Patrick's Day celebration behind New York City in the country and a bar where you can drink where actual pirates drank! Savannah has so many bars and niche restaurants if you pub crawl there you'd better be in training. If you want a small side trip, located almost directly between them you can stop by Parris Island and watch some recruits being abused and go to the base museum there.

    -San Antonio, TX, the Alamo and the Riverwalk, a must for Mrs. Otto.
     
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    Fort George is worth a visit if you're ever in Inverness (Scotland). Not sure why anyone would visit, but if you're there, also pop in to the Culloden battlefield, and there is a tiny but interesting aviation museum at the airport - staffed by ex-RAF volunteers who will sit you in a cockpit and tell you stories about flying the aircraft
     
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    Just spent the weekend there. Made it to Culloden, but don't have a car so Fort George was too far out.
     
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    As old forts have been mentioned , I thought I'd post my photo of Fort Ticonderoga from August 2016.
     

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    The French have been building Star Forts in Mali. 2018-2020
    If it ain't broke...


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