Coast Defense Study Group (CDSG) 2010 Conference – Puget Sound

The 2010 Coast Defense Study Group (CDSG) Conference will cover the Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound in Washington State. The conference will be based at the Port Townsend Inn and Fort Worden in Port Townsend, Washington, from April 13th through the 17th, 2010.

Fort Worden Panorama from Artillery Hill Viewpoint

Fort Worden Panorama from Artillery Hill Viewpoint

Puget Sound has some great coastal fortifications in absolutely beautiful settings. The jewels of the Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound are Fort Worden with it’s Artillery Hill, Fort Casey with it’s panoramic view of the straights of Juan De Fuca and Fort Flagler with it’s central view of the straights. Fort Casey is especially noteworthy because of the two mounted 10″ disappearing guns in Battery Worth and two 3″ guns mounted in Battery Trevor. You can see the #1 gun of Battery Worth in the masthead of this blog.

The current schedule for the conference includes Fort Worden, Fort Casey, Fort Flagler and the outlying posts at Fort Ebey, Fort Whitman and Camp Hayden. There is also a post conference tour to Victoria BC, Canada, to view the Canadian side of the Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound. The detailed schedule for the Canadian trip is not out yet but it will probably include Fort Rodd Hill as the show piece of the Canadian side with lots more to see in and around Victoria, BC. See the official website for Canadian lodging information

If you have an interest in Coastal Fortifications you should consider membership in this fine organization and sign up for the yearly conferences, they are a real learning experience. Be sure to check out their great website at

See the Official CDSG Conference Website. For Conference related questions, contact Alfred Chiswell at or Steven Kobylk


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