|Fort Flagler is another state park with copious defanged naval batteries. Tho less extensive than the batteries at Fort Worden, these are somewhat more modern; the fort was in use until the 1950s. It's easy to imagine an amateur post-apocalyptic film set here:|
"Omigod, Joe, that Russian sub must have used a super-weapon on us. It's blown us far into the future!"
"Yeah, and everyone is dead."
"Look -- a woman! What's that she's saying?"
(Woman's voice) "Brains ... brains ..."
1. The cannon of most of these batteries were moved closer to the action, or were scrapped. But not the two small (disabled) guns on this southernmost battery. Racks of empty powder canisters are on display inside the battery.
2. A battery passageway. Empty cement rooms are open to explore, but by this time we'd seen enough of them at Fort Worden.
3. Top view of a battery. The circular dais is where a cannon used to be.
4. About 30 feet of track extends from this small building that once held a searchlight and its generator. Before radar, the light would be rolled out to the cliff edge and used to hunt Admiralty Inlet for intruding ships at night. It had a range of six miles.
5. Bonus picture; Port Hadlock
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