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Battery Jules Ord

Posted by Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 28 July 2014 in Documentary & Street.

This was the original heart of the fort. The battery consisted of three 8-inch disappearing guns that could pop-up, fire and drop back down into their gun pits. The guns are long gone. I assumed they were removed when the fort was decommissioned. To my surprise, these guns and 77 other 8-inch coastal defense guns from around the country were removed during WWI for possible use as railway guns on the Western Front in France. Three of the 80 actually made it to France.

The wooden building, on the left, is the guardhouse. The headland, in the distance to the right of the frame, is the location of the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse (Southern). The view here is the side opposite this view.

It seems that little happened at the fort until WWII.

Fort Columbia State Park

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Fine landscape and history

28 Jul 2014 5:09am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe décor et vue quel image avec ce bleu en fond
amitié

28 Jul 2014 6:00am

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Le décor autour de ce fort est superbe et la maison du gardien ne manque pas de charme

28 Jul 2014 6:18am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb view of the battery and over it to the coast beyond

28 Jul 2014 7:24am

gerard1948 from Spain

I like a lot the colors, the composition is beautiful. Excellent view of the battery and the distant landscape. Great shot.
Have a good week.

28 Jul 2014 8:13am

PATRICK from miramas, France

superbe compo et infos

28 Jul 2014 8:50am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle photo merci pour les explications!!!!

28 Jul 2014 8:56am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Nice color gradation and a scene that presents a mystery when first viewed !~

28 Jul 2014 9:35am

Malaura from France

Ce bleu tendre avec le vert un peu plus soutenu est d'un super effet ! La composition est très belle. Bien amicalement et très belle journée à toi Steve :)

28 Jul 2014 11:05am

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely landscape...and thank you for all the info.

28 Jul 2014 11:36am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice view

28 Jul 2014 11:49am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Nice composition & color.

28 Jul 2014 12:41pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent composition. I like the peaceful mood and the lovely image.

28 Jul 2014 1:39pm

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful landscape. Beautifully composed.

28 Jul 2014 2:38pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful photo of this historic place !

28 Jul 2014 3:11pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful piece of history here Steve! Nicely captured! ;-)

28 Jul 2014 3:54pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Beautiful view

28 Jul 2014 4:11pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the way the light impacts this iamge

28 Jul 2014 4:17pm

Don from United States

A fine shot and description of this gun battery. I like the description as to what ultimately happened to the guns.

28 Jul 2014 5:13pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting scene and information.

28 Jul 2014 6:55pm

Sam from Chennai, India

A beautiful image of t his historic place. Wonderful POV and composition. Excellent. :)

28 Jul 2014 7:29pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

wooow!
very niec shot
with beautiful composition, colors, lighting & shadows!
Lovely!

28 Jul 2014 8:12pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Excellent history that you've shared about this battery!! A splendid view of the grounds and water beyond!

28 Jul 2014 9:08pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

A beautiful place with a great history ... Splendid image and interesting info. !!!

28 Jul 2014 11:45pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Amazing piece of history ... a very intriguing place! Great photo and scenery!

29 Jul 2014 12:04am