Sea Gull waiting for a hand out before leaving for boat trip out to Ship Island
Fort Massachusetts as seen from a couple of miles off shore
Entrance to the fort
Plaque with names of Confederate prisioners who died on Ship Island during Civil War
A view down into water supply for the fort
Dirt and grass above the arches was used to catch and hold rain water to create a fresh water supply
Side wall of fort.
Cannon destroyed in early 1900s for scrap
View to the east. When fort was built it was just 500 yards from eastern edge. Much farther today. The fort didn't move, the island did.
View down into fort
Pelicans sailing out over the Gulf
Mississippi Sound side of fort
American flag flying over fort
Detail of outside wall
The center of the fort (ground level)
The lower level (lighter color) brick was from St. Joesph Brick Yard in Slidell. It was the level build by the Confederates. The Union built the darker part.
Oven used to heat cannon balls to make "hot shots"
Only remain cannon in fort
Looking to the west towards light house and Confederate cemetary
Diagram of where fort "was" when built. The northern side of the island is now right us aganist the fort.