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The Jacksonville Roadsters November Outing will be November 14, 2015. We will all meet at the Mayport Ferry, 4610 Ocean St, Atlantic Beach, FL (Mayport Village) at 10:00am we board the Ferry at 10:15am, (Cost: $6.00 to ride the Ferry) cross the river and travel to Fernandina Beach and Have Lunch at Sandy Bottoms Beach Bar & Grill at 11:00am. After Lunch we will travel to Florida State Park, Fort Clinch.
You are stepping into the past, the year is 1864 and the Civil War is in progress. Ahead of you is a masonry fort under construction. Union Soldiers are involved in the building of the fort. Ask them Questions about the lives they lead stationed at Fort Clinch. Now, follow the path into 1864.
The site on Amelia Island at the entrance to the St. Mary’s River and the Cumberland Sound has been occupied by various military troops since 1736. Construction of a fort, later named Fort Clinch, was begun in 1847. A pentagonal brick fort with both inner and outer walls, Fort Clinch was a safe haven for blockade runners during the Civil War. Briefly occupied by Confederate forces, its recapture by Federal troops in early 1862 gave the Union control of the adjacent Georgia and Florida coasts. The fort was used in 1898 during the Spanish-American War, but was abandoned until the Civil Conservation Corps (CCC) restored it in the 1930s. A Florida State Park, Fort Clinch is interpreted as the base of Union operations in the area throughout the Civil War.
Admission Fee:
$6.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.
$4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle. 1 Person in Vehicle
$2.00 per person Fort admission.
$2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.
Please RSVP for the November Outing by Noon November 11, 2015.
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