we drove down to forth wetherill in jamestown with some flashlights, raincoats and a camera to spelunk in the defunct military base. originally the fort was named "fort dumpling" and was built by the british in the 18th century. very british name, no wonder they lost the revolutionary war with forts named like that. really? storm the DUMPLING? not intimidating but very amusing. it was used by the british then the french and then the us and eventually fort dumpling was knocked down to build this guy, fort wetherill, in the same spot. it was last used in WWII to protect narragansett bay from U-boats. after that it was turned over to the state and now it's a public park. most of it looks like it was blocked off with rubble but it's all be pushed aside so you can crawl around in there. it's really really big, i would guess over a football field sized area of crazy underground buildings and totally NOT zombie proof tunnels that weave around in complete blackness. it was shitty and rainy out but somehow the drear was really fitting.
it was really cool, if any of your guys live near it i totally suggest wandering around. it was interesting to imagine what it was like when it was being used and what all the random rooms, tunnels and tracks on the ceilings were for. there's something so beautiful about the decay of time.