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John R. Weaver II
America's Historic Lakes Contribution:
Fort Montgomery: Through the Years...
A Pictorial History of the Great Stone Fort on Lake Champlain
John Weaver, of Kokomo, Indiana, is the author of A Legacy in Brick and Stone: American Coastal Forts of the Third System, 1816 – 1867. A lifelong student of fortifications, John has spent the past twenty-six years studying the masonry fortifications of the Third System. He has presented numerous papers on forts and fortification, and has lectured on the subject throughout the country. An avid photographer, John has over 5,000 photographs of Third System forts, and an extensive personal collection of engineering drawings documenting the system. John has assisted several historic sites in the development of displays for the forts and their associated museums, has assisted in the training of historic-site personnel throughout the United States, and has peer-reviewed papers and books for publication. He is a former chair of the Board of Directors of the Coast Defense Study Group and a member of the Council on America’s Military Past. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Adrian College.
America's Historic Lakes is grateful to John Weaver for sharing his authoritative perspective regarding this title.
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