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Ft. Mott History Lesson


Wednesday, April 17


Pennsville Twp.,


The guest speaker for the Pennsville Township Historical Societies quarterly meeting set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 at the Senior & Community Center, 69 Spruce St., will be Andy Grant. Grant is the Historian at Ft. Mott State Park, Pennsville and will speak about his recently published book "Fort Mott (Images of America)." Located on the banks of the Delaware River, Fort Mott was established to defend the lower Delaware River and was part of a three-fort system that protected the ports and industry of New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. When completed in 1896, Fort Mott was one of the most technologically advanced fortifications of the period.