"14 Hothouse Furnace" Fort Morgan Things to Do Tip by Basaic

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  Hothouse Furnace
by Basaic

The building in the right foreground is the hothouse furnace. The cannonballs were heated in here until they were red hot. This meant that when they hit wooden ships they not only damaged the ship but set them on fire. This practice discontinued when metal ships were built.

Address: 51 Alabama Highway 180, Gulf Shores, AL
Phone: (251) 540-7127
Website: http://alabama.travel/alabama-attractions/fort_morgan_state_historic_site.html

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  • Written Feb 1, 2011
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