Re: Ft Adams Advance Redoubt, almost beat the Cub Pictures A

Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:50 pm

Added some 'after' pictures in the original post...

Re: Ft Adams Advance Redoubt, almost beat the Cub Pictures A

Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:10 am

Wow the grass did great !!!

Re: Ft Adams Advance Redoubt, almost beat the Cub Pictures A

Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:16 pm

Larry, thank you and the other volunteers for restoring another of our countries national treasures for current and future generations. Well Done!

Dennis

Re: Ft Adams Advance Redoubt, almost beat the Cub Pictures A

Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:22 am

Awesome :{_}: I Love this place, It is so cool I hope one day it gets the proper funding to make it safe to open to the public to view

Re: Ft Adams Advance Redoubt, almost beat the Cub Pictures A

Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:48 am

Great pics as always, Larry. If you're coming into Newport on the Pell bridge, I'm assuming the fort is across the water to your right? I was doing a delivery down there just yesterday.

Re: Ft Adams Advance Redoubt, almost beat the Cub Pictures A

Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:21 pm

Almost Jeff..... The fort is what you see from the bridge, the advance redoubt is a quarter mile or so beyond the fort.

Give me a yell if you ever have a couple of hours. Always glad to give a Cub guy (or 'retired' Cub guy) a look at the fort. It's pretty impressive.

The newly seeded stuff is nice turf now :D

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Re: Ft Adams Advance Redoubt, almost beat the Cub Pictures A

Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:01 pm

The grass sure did great. Was that end of August, you scruffed it up and broadcast seed? Maybe some could benefit from a desription of how it was done? I do know late August is the best time to establish grass, around here.

Re: Ft Adams Advance Redoubt, almost beat the Cub Pictures A

Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:01 pm

Bob Perry wrote:The grass sure did great. Was that end of August, you scruffed it up and broadcast seed? Maybe some could benefit from a desription of how it was done? I do know late August is the best time to establish grass, around here.

Bob, you should recruit your goats to do some of the rougher terrain at the fort. They were built for that work! Ed

Re: Ft Adams Advance Redoubt, almost beat the Cub Pictures A

Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:04 pm

ScottyD'sdad wrote:
Bob Perry wrote:The grass sure did great. Was that end of August, you scruffed it up and broadcast seed? Maybe some could benefit from a desription of how it was done? I do know late August is the best time to establish grass, around here.

Bob, you should recruit your goats to do some of the rougher terrain at the fort. They were built for that work! Ed


Oh the goats would do great, they'd especially like the poison ivy and the brushy stuff. And the place is well fenced in, plus lots places to climb (they love to climb) and lots of places to get out of the rain and snow (they don't like rain and snow).

Re: Ft Adams Advance Redoubt, almost beat the Cub Pictures A

Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:17 am

I sure would love to have some goats for doing the walls, trouble is.... nowhere to hide from the weather and there is a pretty good drop if they get too close to the edge. :( Seems there was an 'incident' with tethered goats a few years back.

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As for what we did, pretty simple; mow it, chop it, rake it, rake it again (only what I could get at with the Cub), hand spread the seed (shade blend with ingredients like Boss Hog recommended :D ) and throw some hay (left over from the Folk Festival). It was seeded September 1st and we luckily got some nice rain a couple of days later. The rake was probably optional, but it did a great job of pulling up small stumps and sticks, not to mention 'rough up' the soil. It is really well established now.

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Re: Ft Adams Advance Redoubt, almost beat the Cub Pictures A

Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:03 pm

Larry:

The Preservation Society only needs to acquire a few of these goats :idea: :D

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Plucky herd of mountain goats negotiate near-vertical 160ft dam

Re: Ft Adams Advance Redoubt, almost beat the Cub Pictures A

Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:30 pm

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I don't recognize this view Larry, is that at the redoubt or at the fort

Re: Ft Adams Advance Redoubt, almost beat the Cub Pictures A

Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:44 pm

That's one of the tenaille's and curtains at the fort. Easiest way I could show what a goat had for a vertical challenge on the 'superior slopes'.

http://www.fortadams.org/terminology.htm

The whole place amazes me, the ability to shed (and store) rain, how perfectly straight everything is, how well it has survived the elements and yet have so few things out of place. Essentially the top of every structure in the outer works is earth with a steep angle on the edge. Earth was used for the shock absorption from incoming artillery, it's also a convenient material to work with. But tough to keep the weeds down. The top level of the Redoubt is also earth, as are all the walls. All the interior structures of the fort and redoubt are made of brick arches. I mean all, there are places in the Redoubt where there are 5 arches coming together. Guess I better snag a photo, seems I don't have one. I would put the long ignored Advance Redoubt against most any whole fort I have ever seen (except Ft Adams), it is simply magnificent.

Not many places you can find a double helix granite stairway, looks like they ripped out the top ones on one side to get something up top. The turf is doing well there now too.

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Re: Ft Adams Advance Redoubt, almost beat the Cub Pictures A

Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:49 pm

Grass looks good B Wing, I would like to see it in person , but alas it is too far north for me :D but just maybe when I retire if the commander and chief lets me lets me

Re: Ft Adams Advance Redoubt, almost beat the Cub Pictures A

Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:20 am

Boss Hog wrote:Grass looks good B Wing, I would like to see it in person , but alas it is too far north for me :D but just maybe when I retire if the commander and chief lets me lets me

Boss, I hope that the "Commander in chief" lets you come north to see it, it is really amazing! Ed