Sally Port

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The Sally Port of old Fort Pike stands open to admit visitors. These massive wooden doors would seal the fortress, behind a drawbridge and a moat (sometimes called a ditch). Fort Pike is a Third System fortress built to guard the Rigolets Pass, between Lakes Ponchartrain and Bourne, just north of New Orleans,.The Sally Port gets its name from the fact that it was through this entranceway that the fort's garrison would "sally forth" to engage the enemy.


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