Inside Fort Clinch

Inside Fort Clinch (Part 2)

These are from our second visit to Fort Clinch an 1800’s coastal military fortification in Florida.

My first trip there was during the pandemic. We were able to walk the walls but all the interior was locked. This time the doors were open and like before almost no other people around.

The photographs below were taken in the officers and enlisted men’s living quarters.

The finished photographs were processed using a film simulation software. This is a little different than other filters I have used for 35mm film. The images are completed using a historical timeline, by date, of cameras and methods available within a time frame. Now to be fair… I wasn’t around then… I’m not that old. But the software displayed samples and these looked close to mid 1800’s.

Inside Fort Clinch
Inside Fort Clinch

Above is the fireplace mantle in the officers quarters. Commanding officers photographs were hung on display.

Inside Fort Clinch
Inside Fort Clinch
Inside Fort Clinch
Inside Fort Clinch

The sleeping quarters were built into the walls of the fort.

Inside Fort Clinch
Inside Fort Clinch

I think this interior room was the officers mess.

Inside Fort Clinch
Inside Fort Clinch

All the structures were built of brick and steel. The walls were actually two structures and partly built into the coastal sand dunes.

Another article I hope to publish was taken inside the enlisted men’s shared rooms.

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