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Description: Abandoned fort on an island in Portland Harbor; visitors should use...
Abandoned fort on an island in Portland Harbor; visitors should use caution when exploring its grounds.
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Beautiful

I have never been to the fort itself, but the view from the shore is beautiful. Bring the camera and views of it, and if you focus in with the right settings you should be able... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Fryeburg, Maine
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Fryeburg, Maine
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I have never been to the fort itself, but the view from the shore is beautiful. Bring the camera and views of it, and if you focus in with the right settings you should be able to get both forts in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This old fort is an easy paddle from the East End Beach and is made of walls with a grassy area in the middle. We go out a few times a summer to spend the day, swim and poke around the old fort. Some people spend the night out there and there are fire remains in a pit on the... More 

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Salisbury,MA
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12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Maine has a few really cool Forts that make for a great day trip with the kids to explore and learn a little about history. bring a few snacks n drinks in a cooler and a camera and enjoy the outdoors..

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Gales Ferry, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

It is great to look at, both from the shore and cruising by on boat rides. I wish it was easier to get to to take a look inside like to kayakers do.

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Tampa, Florida
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397 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is an abandoned old fort that is currently not yet a museum with tours, but you can visit and explore with caution if you can get there. I saw signs in town for fundraisers in hope of opening it up in the future. Some water taxi's will not go there and larger boats have to be careful of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Go to Fort Allen Park on a summer evening for the moonrise over Fort Gorges across the bay. Romantic and beautiful.

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Long Island, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We kayaked out into the bay to the Fort. It was a nice place to paddle out to and, from there, if you wanted to, you could skip over to Peaks Island as well. Not much at the fort but interesting to walk around and see what it was like. Pretty views from the top of the fort and beach.

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Venice, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This beautiful park should be walked. The lighthouse is easy to get to and fun to see how they used to operate and live. the Goddard Mansion is just a shell but the view is awesome. It is For Sale for those who might want to restore a landmark.

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

If you're not from the area (like us), you need to book a water taxi to visit this island-fort. Not all of them go to Fort Gorges, so keep calling if one of them says no. You'll also need to plan around the tides - if the water is too low, bigger boats can't approach without hitting rocks, and the... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Our family has great memories of exploring this old fort in the Portland harbor. We sailed our small sailboat right into the cove north of the fort, tied up and got out to explore! There are so many surprises and I had no idea there was an open courtyard right in the middle. Spectacular views of Portland and other nearby... More 

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