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Fort Knox

Prospect, Maine
County of Waldo.
On U.S. 1 near Prospect
National Register Number: 69000023
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Defense - fortification. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: ME-2 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: State Historic Site..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 30, 1970):
Constructed between 1844 and 1864 by master craftsmen and never fully completed, this is an unaltered example of a large mid-19th century granite coastal fortification. It is also New England's finest unmodified specimen of military architecture of the period.

Masonry repair, or the need of it, has been an issue for some time.

The Friends of Fort Knox are funding emergency masonry repairs at Fort Knox.

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