We spent our Christmas holiday in Washington State to spend time with our loved ones. While there, we managed to explore a few historical sites. One of those sites is Fort Flagler in the Admiralty Inlet, the 3rd military installment of the “Triangle of Fire” (read our Fort Worden post here & our Fort Casey post here).
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To get to our destination, we took the Coupeville Ferry to Port Townsend. We would’ve been pretty content for the rest of the day just riding the ferry. Living in the land locked state of Arizona has really brought on our appreciation of the ocean.
Don’t worry, this post isn’t all about taking the ferry.
Port Townsend in the distance.
Along the way, we happened to pass by an interesting building, which turned out to be an antique store & light museum.
Circa 1750 Sedan Chair brought back from France by Seattle millionaire Henry Treat. It bears the herald of French monarchy.
Can you imagine carrying this up & down the hills of Edinburgh? Can you imagine if your patron was significantly… overweight?
Even the store’s bathroom had an antique charm to it!
Fort Flagler is about 45 minutes away from downtown Port Townsend. It’s the lesser visited of the 3 forts in the “Triangle of Fire”.
Construction of Fort Flagler began in 1899 for the Army to protect against sea invasions.
This is Battery Henry Bankhead. The battery contained eight 12 inch mortars that had a range of 8.3 miles. These mortars were used to attack ships at their weakest point (the decks).
Muscle Power room.
Pillbox once used to fire weapons.
Now used to stash empty beer cans.
Battery Thomas Wansboro
He’s a bloodthirsty fellow….
This is why you don’t make the wife mad. Happy wife, less strife.
Totally random, but there was a goat hanging out with a flock of geese.
Empty powder canisters.
Central power house; this building served as the primary power plant for Fort Flagler.
Battery John Grattan
It looks like at some point, possibly in the 70′s, someone tried to convert the interior of Battery John Grattan into a liveable area. Perhaps as a rental?
See the floor laminate & the insulation all over the wall?
Dining or kitchen area?
Creepo lurking in the shadows….
Battery John Rawlins
Someone had a really bad burrito….
There is probably a reason why this is fenced off….
Where it leads to.
Battery Edward Downes
From a distance, it doesn’t look like there is a massive military installment built in the ground. Very sneaky, Americans, very sneaky.