Mudd Island

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Fort Mifflin - Colonial Defenses of Philadelphia
... Upon foundation of Philadelphia in 1681, people recognized Mudd Island near the confluence of the Delaware River and Schuylkill River as strategically important for the defense of the settlement ... With renewed colonial warfare in the 1750s, people drew up plans for a fort on Mudd Island but did not implement any such plan ... He intended a fort on Mudd Island to help to regulate traffic entering and exiting the port ...

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