- Aug 12, 2011
I found this video tour of Ft. Macomb today and wanted to share it with the forum
There was a way in at the time but I decided against it
That's absolutely right !Watching the video, I couldn't help but remember some stories told to me years ago of Fort St. Philip. It was a bit more unsafe, and ten times more deadly, I was told the owners of it won't allow you to visit the fort if you don't have a shotgun and a hundred rounds of ammunition.
Too many snakes...
I'm not really sure.Has Fort Jackson reopened?
That's absolutely right !
The sad thing is no one is 100% sure about what's left Fort St. Phillip can be saved.
Plus, I ain't had a good exciting water moccasin hunt in a few years.
I've hear there's nothing left of the fort from the CW, just Spanish-American War and been told by people who've been there that there is absolutely a lot left of it, and that it's really just buried under silt.
He was correct.A an old friend of mine in New Orleans used to talk about it, saying there was still shells from the battle all over the place.
I'm not too excited about "running into" a water moccasin !
Dang sure don't want to go looking for em'.
I think there's a lot more left of the remains of Fort St. Phillip than the authorities broadcast.
No doubt, it's way too dangerous for tours these days.
I think that's to discourage people that have no clue . . . from getting hurt trying to "explore".
The question remains, how long will the older sections survive?
Actually, a few years ago a couple of guys ventured out to the fort and filmed their exploration.
This trip to Fort St. Phillip aired on one of those satellite TV travel channels.
He was correct.
Shells are found weekly in that area.
All my life, we would go down to Venice, Louisiana to deep sea fish.
When I was a kid, one could still see the fort.
The last time I was down there, once could see nothing except cypress trees and Spanish moss.
I agree 100%I'd love to see the fort personally because of it being undisturbed. Abandoned sites just have a charm to 'em that a park can't equal,
the snakes would be more of the adventure part for me,
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