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Fort Flagler

Fort Flagler (122.679W 48.097N) was established in 1897 at the north tip of Marrowstone Island, overlooking the main entrance to Puget Sound from the southeast. The coastal artillery here featured 2 12" guns, 8 12" mortars and four 3" rapid-fire rifles. These were manned by 3 officers and 86 men of 14 Coastal Artillery Regiment.

Together with Fort Worden and Fort Casey, Fort Flagler was said to make up a "Triangle of Fire" guarding the entrance to Puget Sound.

The fortress was closed in 1953.

References

FortWiki.com (accessed 2010-12-28)

Washington State Parks (accessed 2010-12-28)


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