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Fort San Jacinto

by tipo_60 Online Now Jun 29, 2006 at 8:37 AM

Can you get out to anything out there or is it blocked off?

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    RE: Fort San Jacinto

    by TXgal Online Now Jun 29, 2006 at 2:13 PM

    Fort San Jacinto is located near the eastern tip of Galveston Island. You will have difficulty finding what is left of it. If you drive down to the eastern tip of the island, staying on the road nearest the ocean side, eventually you will notice a large sloped retaining wall to your left. If you climb up that wall, you can look into a swamp-like area. As I understand it, this is the area where the Corp of Engineers has disposed of dredged material from the ship channel in the past. If you look out into this area, you can see parts of batteries, partially buried. You can also see a fire control tower relatively close to the edge of this basin. It is very dangerous to try and visit these batteries, the dredged material is very loose, and you can apparently sink very rapidly.

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