Contest #45 Answer: Governors’ Island, New York

This one was pretty simple for me. I had previously been to Fort McHenry in Baltimore, which is of the same, distinctive star shaped design as the fort in the image. I had a hunch it was an American fort built in the 19th century. The star shape and sloped walls were built so the fort had no 90 degree angles. That way canon balls wouldn’t hit the wall with full force and would glance off the wall.

I had been reading (listening actually, with audiobooks) a lot of Revolutionary War history, so my first guess was New York….and I was right. It is Governor’s Island.

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