Monday, January 28, 2013

Castle Pinckney

Sunrise and Shutes Folly, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Velvia slide film)

On the isolated island of Shutes Folly, in Charleston Harbor, lies the overgrown ruins of Castle Pinckney. Although not a real castle, it was a small fortress built in 1810 to help guard the city from naval threat. 

It was briefly revived as a prisoner-of-war camp during the Civil War. But mostly the fort has been abandoned for long periods of time, fading into the obscurity of history.

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