Key West Florida – Fort Jefferson – Red-Hot Cannonballs

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    At Fort Jefferson, one of the buildings on the parade grounds was used to heat cannonballs in a hot shot furnace so gun crews could fire red-hot projectiles at wooden warships to set them ablaze. In episode 52 of the vlog from our September 2020 vacation to Key West, we’re checking out this strange building, one of the few still standing.

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