Exploring an Abandoned Fortress!

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In this segment of On Location, Coyote, Mark and Mario head out on an epic adventure to explore an abandoned fortress!
Engulfed in plants on a small island in the Portland Harbor lies the lost battle station known as Fort Gorges. Built in 1858 this fort has never seen military conflict but has been used in recent centuries to store everything from canon’s to submarines.
Today, if you are brave enough, you can rent a kayak and paddle out to the forts “minecraft like” castle walls and explore its historic grounds.
So on their last day in Maine the Brave Wilderness crew decided to do exactly that…because who wouldn’t want to explore a HUGE fortress left abandoned for over a century?!
Get ready to storm the fort!

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Caption: [music]. wario mart . as you leave the coast of portland maine . behind you don't have to travel far to . find adventure and today the crew and i . are going to explore an abandoned island . that is home to one incredible historic . landmark located in casco bay hog island . has been the home of for gorgias since . 1858 named after sir ferdinando gorges . this military stronghold entered into . construction shortly after the war of. 1812 it was intended to be a last line . of defense against any potential . invaders to the city of portland maine . the fort never saw battle and was last . active during world war ii when it was . used to store submarine mines in while . in current times it may be completely . free of its armament there's always a . chance that something interesting can be . found especially by the brave wilderness . team adds a nice rope very calm water. okay they think i am set and ready to go . wow what this feels like indian to jump . the time with dinner i think it feels . like gladiators whoa kevin are you not . entertained yeah from the gladiator . right i think so with all those can . enforce all those windows yeah every . single one of those would have been used . to fight off invaders alright let's . start exploring now i wonder if there's . any animals that live here the fence . look at that there's a small bone right . there first artifact located bird bone . could be a bird bone it could also be a . small mammal bone yep ask yourself how . would a man will get to an island like . this no idea maybe one that was being . carried by a bird and the bird dropped . it and somehow survived but i can't . imagine it would be able to reproduce . and start colony but birds could . certainly be found on the line . visit change whoa whoa . and dude this looks like where they. would have chained up king kong yeah man. look at that wow i wonder if this is . used to anchor down like a cannon or . something maybe or a giant 8k see that . well what that it's good though . duncan whoa you got a flashlight car . snake driving yeah you're good you're . good you have to go through there i got . to go up through here you have been . exploring this by yourself. that is pretty scary at night at night . yeah that's crazy. let's make a whole talk around that like . that and i get the mural wow man look at . the dark with google brick arches it's . crazy. you imagine building something like this . i'm always impressed by the modern feats . of mankind building something like this . and look at the minerals coming out of . the brick in creating stalagmites and . stalactites that's what all right got to . check this out this is a cannon port . right so bonza cannon i'd be set up . right here in this area alone and my . barrel would be sticking right on there . oh look there's a boat out there so say . that was an enemy ship through this port . i could shoot campbell and try to sink . the boat. now that boat shot back in this . direction obviously is very thick stone . you can see it looks like there may have . been a wall here at some point i'm i'm. guessing this was a secondary barrier . that if this wall blew up that this . would not give out and then of course. the inside of the port would be . protected that's pretty cool . all right let's keep heading this . direction how do you say your hat is . wave any time oh flash something out . here. i think this wall might like rotate you. know look in the movie that's much on . the right sound yes i'll tell it's far . too well their secret like password like . open tuscany or how alert should that be . exactly. open sesame you know what. the movies right but someone just is. like leaning backwards tired and then it . goes through and the wall starts come . down yeah i get ya joe sorry on and then . it's like where's mario pretty go hey. kod i don't know where cody is that note . somewhere mark to that i'm lost and i . think i came in and our tie axe that's . what the way it's an area completely . lost. oh yeah hey but here i just went you're . like this portal this passage wow 30 . well sounds crazy how do i do it . there's a wall ready hey . ha they are a work that's crazy well in . all seriousness this is a dead end . yeah so we got a microwave try to make . ready top. yeah there that doesn't lead anywhere . that's a dead end so i think if we go . this direction maybe towards this turret . here it looks like there's a little . bridge going across and then i think we . can get up to the top well rickety when . you're up at the top level now it's all . sorts of plants growing up here it's . like a whole ecosystem it's awesome . [music]. let's go through here. cannon i think we threw the cannon oh . you found a cannon i thought they got . rid of them all wow i guess there's one . laughs it's huge . that is one old can of proof well up . here on this hilltop mixed all these . plants there is a cannon and look at . this i think this is where it went . yeah but the turn must have been on here . you could turn it i bet that's what it . is about it's like a loft patch or . something like that . i bet it was mount it up on top of here . that's crazy . so yeah rotating cannon all right guys . let's go this way . [music]. this is kind of scary . wario mart . i wanna get off this boat . mark yeah this is youtube what did you . expect a real video not clickbait put . all your not anything are you not . entertained. alright let's go back to the kayaks that . is pretty epic hide some fun in there i . know you guys probably saw the intro to . this video of me running around like it . was the blair witch project thing in . yourselves oh my gosh was there really . some crazy animal on that island now . there wasn't it's just an abandoned fort. but it's a pretty cool landmark and . you're probably seen yourselves well how . do i go and check out for gorgeous it's . really simple guys all you need to do is . go to portland paddle rent a kayak had . the mile out here to the island and . explore this incredible infrastructure . it's easy it's easy super easy . i'm kerri peterson be brave stay wild . we'll see on the next location forth . gorgeous was placed on the national . register of historic places in 1973 and . is now open as a public park . however the grounds are currently in a. state of disrepair so explore with . caution and make sure to always put . safety first. there is an incredible vision and bright . future for this location as friends of . four gorges hope to restore this . historic landmark to find out how you . can help make sure to visit their . website and if you were ever important . in maine and want to have an adventure . like me and the crew look up portland . paddle and tell them coyote sencha if . you thought kayaking to an abandoned. fort was cool make sure to go back and . check out the episode where we went . rafting on arizona's salt river and . managed to catch one stinky mud turtle . and don't forget subscribe so you can . join me and the crew on our next . location ooh you didn't break skin when . i still respect that place . .
 

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