Located in Kittery Point, Maine, Fort McClary was the site of early defense of the Piscataqua River and Portsmouth as early as 1689 and had been used as an active fort up until 1918 when it was officially decommissioned. In 1969 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and remains a popular attraction to this day.
“One of the first times I remember visiting Fort McClary was with my grandparents as a child. The hill on which the fort sits upon seemed much larger to me at that time. I didn’t think much else about it back then, but as I grew older and learned its history, I appreciated the fort much more. I chose to portray this piece as viewed from another popular historic place, Fort Foster.