Description The 'Big Guns' of Fort Miles were housed in heavily built fortifications such as Battery 519 inside the Great Dune at Fort Miles, near Lewes, Delaware. The fort protected the entrance to Delaware Bay during World War II and is now being transformed into a first-class military museum at, what is today, Cape Henlopen State Park. The 12-inch gun seen in this panorama was resurrected from the Battleship Wyoming.Fort Miles and The Fire Control Towers of the Delaware Coast and Cape Henlopen provide a glimpse into the Coastal Defense of the United States during World War II.
Bill Swartwout Photography, Fenwick Island, DE Member Since April 2007 Artist Statement Welcome to one of my homes on the Web. Photography has been a part of me for more than half a century. I grew up in a small family that moved around the country a lot. I did wedding photography and aerial photography to work my way through college. Thus, my affinity for travel, pictures and adventure.
Mother Nature is my favorite artist. I endeavor to share some of her creations in my landscape and seascape photographs.
Today, our Internet business involves travel - and we do like to travel. I have been accumulating imagery of places we have been and am selecting some of the more interesting shots to illustrate those places. My favorites, of course, are of my former home town Baltimore and where I now reside at the beach near Fenwick Island, Delaware, just north of Ocean City, Maryland. At the beach I photograph water and boardwalk scenes and bridges and jetties with varying light qualities. In the "big city" I enjoy the myriad styles of building architecture and, always, the touristy images. Bon Voyage. :)