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Exploring Fort Miles + A Modern Shore Vlogs

This past weekend, my family and I went to explore Fort Miles which is located at Cape Henlopen State Park. I freaking love history. I was like a little kid, I was so excited even though we had been to Cape a bunch of times to go to the beach. I had never really explored the base.

“Fort Miles was an American military installation located on Cape Henlopen near Lewes, Delaware. Although funds to build the fort were approved in 1934, it was 1941 before the fort was constructed. It was built to defend Delaware Bay and River and to protect domestic shipping from enemy fire within the capes, particularly from the German surface fleet. Fort Miles never saw any major action, only firing its guns once between its establishment and the end of the war. In 1964, 543 acres (2.2 km²) of federal land were donated to establish Cape Henlopen State Park. Over time, more land was transferred to the state park until Fort Miles ceased operation altogether in 1991.”

Now that I’ve officially bored you with a history lesson via Wikipedia, here are some photos of the day and last week’s vlog with some more footage!

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