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Location DB > United States > Rhode Island > Westerly > Fort Mansfield
Fort Mansfield
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created by Forgotten Beauty Photography on 5/14/2016 11:54 AM
last modified by Forgotten Beauty Photography on 5/14/2016 12:01 PM
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Two fortifications at the tip of the Napatree Point wildlife preserve. Each of them has a large open top area and some small tunnels and rooms below. The first fortification, closer to the mainland, is larger and has some more interesting tunnels, but both are worth checking out.

Location is publicly accessible on a wildlife preserve. Access is about a mile walk down the beach - there are a lot of thorns and ticks, but getting through to the fort isn't difficult.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors - fortification
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information

Westerly, Rhode Island
United States
Owner: State of Rhode Island
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  •  Hazards
  • sharp drops on the edge, thorns, ticks
  •  Interesting Features
    There are two main fortifications that still have some intact structure. The fort itself has a nice view of the ocean, and is covered by thorns and foliage.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1901
    Closed: 1917
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment
    tick repellent
    A former coastal defense facility used from 1901 to 1917. It is now part of the Napatree Point wildlife preserve.
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    Fort Mansfield - March 2016
    Sat, May 14th, 2016
    posted by Forgotten Beauty Photography
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Explorer Zero on 5/20/2016 10:19 PM.

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  • on May 20 16 at 22:19, Explorer Zero validated this location
  • on May 14 16 at 12:04, Forgotten Beauty Photography made this location available
  • on May 14 16 at 12:03, Forgotten Beauty Photography added some pictures to a gallery
  • on May 14 16 at 12:02, Forgotten Beauty Photography updated gallery Fort Mansfield - March 2016
  • on May 14 16 at 12:02, Forgotten Beauty Photography created a new gallery
  • on May 14 16 at 12:01, Forgotten Beauty Photography changed the following: Notes for Mods, Owner, Type, City, Province / State (please use full name), Country, Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, Prefer Satellite, Publically Viewable, History, Year Built, Year Closed, Status, Accessibility, Hazards, Interesting Features, Recommendation, Security Measures, Required Equipment, Recommended Equipment, Media Coverage, Future Plans, Description, Web Links
  • on May 14 16 at 11:55, Forgotten Beauty Photography updated the main picture
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