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Fort Sewall is a historic fort on Fort Sewall Promontory in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

The fort was founded in 1644 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. The fort:

...was first established in 1644 as a defensive breastwork on Gale's Head, one of this area's rocky headlands. The fort was enlarged in 1742 for defense against the French, and further construction including a magazine and barracks occurred in 1794 and, again, at the time of the Civil War. A company mustered at the fort during the War of 1812, and in 1814 the fort was named in honor of Judge Samuel Sewall, a town benefactor during and after the Revolution, who later became a Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court. The fort was deeded by the US government to the town of Marblehead in 1890.[1]

Fort Sewall is now operated as a public park.

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