Army Batteries on the Pacific Coast – Old Guards of the Columbia

The original Fort Stevens consisted of a fort made mainly of dirt with gun emplacements and several buildings, all completed in 1865.  To protect it from land attack, the original Fort was surrounded by a moat with a drawbridge! In 1897, as part of a nationwide program to improve coastal and harbor defenses, Fort Stevens started … More Army Batteries on the Pacific Coast – Old Guards of the Columbia

Fort Stevens Military Cemetery – Established 1868

The historic Fort Stevens Post Cemetery includes some of the oldest surviving gravestones in the county. Established in May 1868 –  Private August Stahlberger, member of Battery “C,” 2nd US Artillery was the burial at the cemetery.  His death was first attributed to “falling in the River and drowning under the influence.”   A reputation … More Fort Stevens Military Cemetery – Established 1868

Ft Stevens – Our New Home & Oregon’s “Most Desirable Park”

Fort Stevens – Oregon’s most desirable park (we think…) & our new home for the next 1.5 months.      We will be kayak hosting here for the next few weeks and are looking forward to a new park, new surroundings and new explorations!   Friends visited here earlier this week, tried to extend their stay … More Ft Stevens – Our New Home & Oregon’s “Most Desirable Park”