Iron Shims For Granite Blocks From Fort Knox, Prospect

Contributed by Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

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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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About This Item

  • Title: Iron Shims For Granite Blocks From Fort Knox, Prospect
  • Creation Date: circa 1850
  • Subject Date: circa 1850
  • Location: Prospect, Waldo County, ME
  • Media: Metal
  • Local Code: FOKN_002
  • Collection: Bureau of Parks and Lands
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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

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