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Iron Shims For Granite Blocks From Fort Knox, Prospect

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Iron Shims For Granite Blocks From Fort Knox, Prospect

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These shims, found during a renovation of the Officers' Quarters at Fort Knox in 2006, were used during the construction of the "second system" forts. They were placed between large granite blocks to keep them spaced. Mortar was then packed in around the shim to form the joint. These three are in various stages of decay having been under dirt at the fort since the mid-1800s.

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  • Title: Iron Shims For Granite Blocks From Fort Knox, Prospect
  • Creation Date: circa 1850
  • Subject Date: circa 1850
  • Local Name: Fort Knox
  • Town: Prospect
  • County: Waldo
  • State: ME
  • Media: Metal
  • Local Code: FOKN_002
  • Collection: MBPL
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands
22 State House Station, 18 Elkins Lane, Augusta, ME 04333-0022
(207) 287-3200
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Fort Knox (Me.)
Fortification--Maine--Prospect

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Construction
Granite shims
Iron shims

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