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Through The Window At Fort Lincoln


View from the enlisted barracks
Point Lookout State Park, Maryland — August 2016
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Point Lookout State Park, at the very tip of southern Maryland, has Fort Lincoln situated at a strategic location within the park.  Built just before the end of the American Civil War, the fort never fired its guns in anger; but today — over 150-years later — it is slowly losing the battle against rising seas and shore erosion.  Originally constructed as a four-sided earthen fort, now only three of the four walls remain — and the rest of the fort will eventually disappear in the coming decades as well.

2 thoughts on “Through The Window At Fort Lincoln

  1. Peter Belenky

    Sonnet 65:
    By William Shakespeare

    Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea
    But sad mortality o’er-sways their power,
    How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea,
    Whose action is no stronger than a flower?

    O, how shall summer’s honey breath hold out
    Against the wrackful siege of batt’ring days,
    When rocks impregnable are not so stout,
    Nor gates of steel so strong, but time decays?

    O fearful meditation! where, alack,
    Shall time’s best jewel from time’s chest lie hid?
    Or what strong hand can hold his swift foot back?
    Or who his spoil of beauty can forbid?

    O, none, unless this miracle have might,
    That in black ink my love may still shine bright.

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    1. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      Very appropriate, Peter.

      I find Point Lookout State Park to be fascinating to visit, as fully half of of the land mass there is now gone compared to when it was a Union stronghold during the Civil War. And each year that I stop by, I notice something else has changed in some way.


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