Youtube . . . The Discovery of Fort San Mateo
Fort San Mateo was constructed near the former site of Fort Caroline in 1565 and 1566. In addition, two smaller forts were constructed on either side of the mouth of the South Channel of the May River. The garrisons of all three forts were either killed in battle or hung from trees on April 18, 1568 by a combined force of several Native American tribes on the Georgia coast and 300 French volunteers, seeking revenge for the massacre of Fort Caroline’s colonists and the survivors of Jean Ribault’s fleet. This video describes the search for Fort San Mateo and its discovery with high tech satellite imagery. The program includes numerous architectural renderings of the fort by Architect Richard Thornton.
That cluttering sound near the video’s beginning? Well, earlier in the day a rat was caught on his tail by one of my new high-price rat traps. What did he do? He ate a whole in the closet wall then got caught inside the wall. The racket 22 feet away from the microphone was a gang of his fellow rats trying to pull the trap off of him.
Then later in the video, my dogs started barking at the rats fleeing across the room, when they realized that they might be next for an appointment with a high-tech rat trap! A fellow jest can’t get any respect these days . . . We gotta get out of this place . . . and it won’t be the last thing we do. LOL
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