By Lin Morgan

On Watch

Equipment Info
NIKON D200
State/Province/Region
OT
Country
PR
Town
San Juan
Description

Castillo de San Felipe del Morro This, the larger of the city's two forts, commands San Juan Bay with six levels of gun emplacements and walls that tower 140 feet over the Atlantic. It's guns were capable of aiming at any ship with El Morro's field of vision, no matter the distance, and the walls themselves, connected with the system that encircles Old San Juan, are 20 feet thick. The fort's first battery was begun in the 1540s and the fort completed in 1589. When Sir Francis Drake attacked in 1595 he was roundly repulsed.

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Date Added
April 17, 2010
Date Taken
January 1, 1970

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