The stark grandeur of Fort Popham

Fort Popham lies on a spit of land jutting into the mouth of the Kennebec River in the tiny town of Phippsburg.  Prior to the fort, Hunnewell Point was the site of a gun battery which saw limited action during the War of 1812.  Construction of the fortification was authorized in 1857, but it wasn’t […]

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The silence of Fort Baldwin

The tiny town of Phippsburg Maine has an interesting page in the military history of Maine.  Phippsburg lies at the mouth of the Kennebec river, Maine’s second largest river.  It lies downstream from the state capital of Augusta as well as the ship building center of Bath Iron Works, and has been a key location […]

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