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Temporary Shower Facilities at the Fort Pickens Jetty Restroom

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Date: May 14, 2013
Contact: Susan Teel, 850-934-2618

Gulf Islands National Seashore to Remove Temporary Shower Facilities at the Fort Pickens Jetty Restroom

Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown has announced that the showers behind and attached to the Jetties restroom building at the Fort Pickens Area are repaired and operational. The Seashore will remove the temporary shower that had been placed next to the restroom to the north/sound side of the building.

"The Fort Pickens jetties are very popular with divers, and these showers are regularly used to rinse off diving equipment," Brown said."The temporary shower met a need but did not drain properly creating a mess. These improvements are designed to provide a cleaner and healthier environment for both the public and the terrestrial wildlife in the area." For more information on this or other programs, contact the Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center at 850-934-2600 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/guis.

Did You Know?

A view of the Advanced Redoubt drawbridge.

The Third System fortifications consisted of 42 forts built between 1816 and 1870. They were used to guard all the principal harbors, rivers, and naval yards of the United States. Only the Advanced Redoubt of Fort Barrancas at Gulf Islands National Seashore was built entirely for land defense.