In the Blockhouse | Fort McClary

Fort McClary was one of the military’s defensive fortifications (primarily throughout the 19th century) along the Atlantic Coastline, and is located in Kittery Point on the Maine side of the Piscataqua River.  The site is gorgeously located at the top of a hill, now overlooking a marina of some sort – creating a serene waterfront view.

I decided to venture up into the cool blockhouse that was built in the 1880s (and has since been renovated) before heading up to Fort Foster for sunset.  The blockhouse is pretty awesome, and I stumbled upon this beauty of a scene…with the cannon mounted in the window (and coincidentally aimed directly at a peaceful sailboat).  Loved the visit here… and got some beautiful shots that might make an appearance here at The Daily Portsmouth.  Thanks for visiting and Happy September!