very likely terrified the seamen. Often the ship would go up in flames from
ignited rigging, or blow up from a shot to the magazine. Somewhat slower, but
just as effective, were shots placed "'twixt wind and water'," which smouldered
[sic] away in the oaken sides until quenching the blaze was impossible.
Although cold and useless today, the hot shot furnace at Fort Marion still
stands on a humble monument to the ingenuity of artillerists who have established
the Coast Artillery branch of the Army.