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Fort Warren (Massachusetts)

Fort Warren
Fort Warren, located on Georges Island in Boston Harbor, is a former Civil War prison and was a harbor defense fort for many generations. Today the Fort is maintained by the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) and is the cornerstone of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. The fort is situated on a 45-acre island at the entrance to Boston Harbor where it is in a prominent position to guard what used to be the main shipping channel.