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Fort Macon -- November 18, 2015

Beautiful weather (just before a rainy cold front) greeted our group of about twenty at Fort Macon, which guards Beaufort Inlet, across the sound from Morehead City.  There has been a fort on the site since the early 1700's, and the current Fort was used in the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, and the First and Second World Wars; it is now a State Park.

Following an informative and entertaining history--and musket-firing--presentation, we were able to tour exhibits of features of life in the Fort at different times in its history. It's not surprising, considering its scale, to hear that 9.4 million bricks were required to build the Fort. The history is fascinating, the facilities are first-rate, and the setting is spectacular.

After our visit, about half the group gathered at Snapperz Grill in Morehead City for lunch. Shrimp and sausage quesadillas, fresh grouper, and a steamer pot were among our choices, but the best part was the company.

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