charlie talks about the old, abandoned fort mansfield
Photograph by: d. aube
Date of Photograph: May 12, 2007
At the end of Napatree Point are the ruins of Fort Mansfield, an old coastal artillery post which was one of a series of such forts constructed to guard the eastern entrance to Long Island Sound as part of the coastal defense network for New York City. It was in operation between 1901 and 1909.