Jane Dixon Photography

A portfolio of wildlife and
travel photography

Boston Harbor Islands

Boston skyline
Boston skyline
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Spectacle Island
Spectacle Island

Once the smelly city dump, Spectacle Island now forms part of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area.

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Fort Warren, Georges Island
Fort Warren, Georges Island

Fort Warren, built to defend the area, sits at the entrance to Boston Harbor. A pentagonal star fort of stone and granite, it was completed in 1861, shortly after the beginning of the American Civil War. Fort Warren was active through the end of WWII. During the Civil War it served as a prison for Confederate officers and government officials. It was permanently decommissioned in 1947. The fort was named after Dr Joseph Warren who sent Paul Revere on his famous ride.

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Fort Warren, Georges Island
Fort Warren, Georges Island
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Fort Warren, Georges Island
Fort Warren, Georges Island
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Boston Custom House tower
Boston Custom House tower
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