Fort Adams – Newport, RI – November 23, 2013

Fort Adams’ construction began in 1824 after a countrywide assessment was made of all coastal ports. It was determined that, as the deepest port closest to Boston,¬†Narragansett Bay needed a larger fortification than the current one which was built in 1799.¬†¬† Simon Bernard, a Frenchman who served as an engineer in Napoleon’s army, was tappedContinue reading “Fort Adams – Newport, RI – November 23, 2013”