Fort Warren

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Fort Warren, a pentagonal structure of stone and granite, was completed near the beginning of the Civil War and was decommissioned in 1947. It was named after Revolutionary War hero Dr. Joseph Warren, who sent Paul Revere on his well-known ride. The fort is haunted by a ghostly lady in black, whom witnesses say is the wife of Lt. Andrew Lanier, who was imprisoned here during the Civil War. The distraught woman, desperate to see her husband and help him to escape, crept onto the island dressed in men’s clothes. They were caught, her husband was shot, and she was sentenced to be hanged. She asked that she be allowed to wear women’s clothing for her hanging, and she was given a black dress that had been used in a soldiers’ play. Her ghost has been spotted on the island and is sometimes heard screaming and moaning.

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Geographic Information

Georges Island
Boston, MA
United States

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42.3195432, -70.92865840000002
Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Nearest Towns:
Hull, MA (1.6 mi.)
Winthrop, MA (4.7 mi.)
Hingham, MA (5.7 mi.)
Quincy, MA (5.9 mi.)
South Boston, MA (6.2 mi.)
Weymouth, MA (6.8 mi.)
Boston, MA (7.2 mi.)
Chelsea, MA (7.3 mi.)
Nahant, MA (7.4 mi.)
Revere, MA (7.5 mi.)


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