Fort Clinch

We went to visit historic Fort Clinch (1847-1945) early this morning before the rain comes. The US government built this on the north end of Amelia Island, at the mouth of the St. Mary’s River, to protect coastal and interior shipping, and defend the deep water port of Fernandina, Florida.  It was in service from the Civil War through WWII.

Fort Clinch

Fort Clinch

We met a living history actor, a corporal in the Union Army, who would not break character and he filled us in on many of the aspects of the fort.  For sure I have learned more American history in the last few years of RVing than I ever did in school.

Union Soldier at Fort Clinch

Union Soldier at Fort Clinch

After touring the fort we went to a nice restaurant on the beach for lunch.  It was windy when we got there and then the rain came.  While we were leaving the parking lot in the rain we saw another foreign RV, had to get the picture through the rain drops.  I believe this one is from Germany.

Foreign RV

Foreign RV

The rain kept up all the rest of the day, so we went to a movie and then home for the rest of the day.

  • Gasoline Expense:  none
  • Lodging Expense:   $30
  • Fort Clinch Fee:      $4
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