Fort Columbia was built after the Civil War to defend the mouth of the Columbia river, along with Fort Stevens on the other side of the river. It was reinforced during World War 2, and held up to 400 soldiers during that time. It normally housed around 100. It never fired a shot in battle.
|The gun Barracks|
|THrough these trees, you can see the big gun thingie|
There are only 6 of these guns in the world left, and two
are here. Originally these were ordered but never placed.
|Close up of the gun|
|I love this sign|
|Look at this huge cookstove|
|Aww, baby Fort birds|