01 May 2014

Fort Matanzas

*"The remains of the Spanish fort are seen on the right bank as the boat approaches Matanzas. Its ruins are among the most picturesque in Florida."

"The fort is of coquina and was built to defend St Augustine from the approach of an enemy by way of Matanzas Inlet. It was among the Spanish fortifications enumerated by Oglethorpe when he wrote to the King of England for instructions to proceed against and destroy St Augustine."


An Updated Fort Matanzas

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