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A plan of Fort Independence

A plan of Fort Independence Ink and watercolor on paper
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[ This description is from the project: MHS 225th Anniversary ]

Lt. Lewis Peckham drew this map of Fort Independence, or Castle Island, in Boston Harbor in 1809. Castle Island is the oldest fortified military site in British North America. Edgar Allan Poe served there in 1827 and may have based his short story, "The Cask of Amontillado," on its legends.