Come get some Fort love on
The New Orleans Times-Picayune has been sending a drone-equipped camera guy to scout the swamps surrounding the Big Easy for old Civil War-era masonry fortifications. An important strategic key to the country (mouth of the Mississippi, largest city on the Gulf of Mexico, et. al), the city was well-protected by a series of forts, almost all of which (except for Fort Livingston which was swallowed by the river decades ago) are still out there, largely in ruins.
Fort Jackson, at the mouth of the Mississippi south of the city
Fort Proctor, or Beauregard’s Castle on the shore of Lake Borgne just north of the mouth of Bayou Yscloskey.
Fort Macomb, east of the city on the western shore of Chef Menteur Pass.
Fort Pike. Generations of New Orleanians visited the nearby fort but budget cuts in Baton Rouge have kept it locked up since 2015.
Fort St John (Old Spanish Fort), on Bayou St. John, which dates back to 1704.