A large completely abandoned military fortification remains unadvertised and obscured by nature on a remote section of Peaks Island near Portland Maine. Completed in 1942 as part of World War II, it was built to protect Casco Bay.
My niece was getting married that night on Peaks Island so it was a great opportunity to explore the ruins with my son. After taking the ferry from Portland, we hiked at a brisk pace for about three miles and found the spot, barely visible among all the overgrowth.
|My son forging ahead at a brisk pace|
|One of three entrances - too wet to enter|
|We climbed up on top|
|Nature vs. Man|
|Up top there were remnants of old ventilation shafts|
|We found the way in!|
|This is the view from the front that faces the ocean. I believe it was a huge gun turret.|
|Inside - a long scary walk in the pitch black darkness|
A super short video - "Whistling in the Dark"
I meant to whistle the X files theme but Chariot of the Gods and the opening bassoon lick of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring was whistled instead! It was scary but the reverb was awesome!
|Returning to the ferry stop, we passed by marshes and a beaver house.|