Penobscot River Valley Outing
We took advantage of a gorgeous end of summer day on Sunday and took Hannah to Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observation Tower.
Fort Knox was established in 1844 to protect the Penobscot River valley against possible British naval incursion. It’s in amazingly good condition. We had fun exploring the halls, imagining what life may have been like for the soldiers of the time.
The Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observation tower rises 420′ above sea level and provides a beautiful view 360 degree view of the Penobscot River valley. Hannah was a bit nervous looking down from the top. I, on the other hand, became a bit light headed while looking up at the observatory from the ground. Go figure.
View of Downtown Bucksport from Fort Knox
The Fort Knox parade ground and storage vaults.
The casements where cannons were aimed out over the Penobscot River.
Fort Knox parade ground from inside the officers quarters.
View of the enlisted men’s quarters from the bakery.
Hannah checking out the views from Fort Knox.
The stairway to “Battery B.” Paul’s up there at the top watching.
The View of the Penobsctt Narrows Bridge from within Fort Knox.
We’re headed to the observation deck at the tippy top.
The view east from the Penobscot Narrows Observatory.
The view of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge from the observatory.
Hannah at the top of the Penobscot Narrows Observatory.
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