Dry Tortugas National Park

Arts
12:01 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Dry Tortugas Dispatch: Fortification, Visitation, and Bliss

Walking on the moat in the Dry Tortugas.
Nathaniel Sandler

This is the second dispatch in a two-part exploration of Dry Tortugas National Park. The first post can be found here.

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Dry Tortugas
12:00 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Dry Tortugas Dispatch: Beckoning Birds, a Lighthouse, and No Ghost

A seaplane, Dry Tortugas National Park
Nathaniel Sandler

In two nights sleeping under the arches at Fort Jefferson, I never saw the ghost. It is legend, or hearsay, but the myth persists. I trawled the halls regularly, even audibly coaxing at times to Dr. Samuel Mudd, the villainous co-conspirator against Lincoln, or any other poor soul who may have lived a life unfulfilled and made a specter amongst the fortified brick. There were plenty of candidates.

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