This fort was built in 1833 to protect the western end of Long Island Sound. It once housed a garrison of over 1,200 men. It is now the site of the Maritime Industry Museum and is part of SUNY Maritime College and a park. There are such exhibits as The Evolution of Seafaring, which explores seamanship from ancient Phoenicia to the present day. Other exhibits explore naval history and clipper ships. A museum gift shop and library is on site. There is no admission fee, but a donation is encouraged.
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