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1890: Weapons, Equipment and Fortifications (48)1891: Weapons, Equipment and Fortifications (49)1892: Weapons, Equipment and Fortifications (50)1893: Weapons, Equipment and Fortifications (45)1894: Weapons, Equipment and Fortifications (45)1895: Weapons, Equipment and Fortifications (46)1896: Weapons, Equipment and Fortifications (45)1897: Weapons, Equipment and Fortifications (44)1898: Weapons, Equipment and Fortifications (45)1899: Weapons, Equipment and Fortifications (45)Weapons, Equipment and Fortifications
 
 

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Subject > Weapons, Equipment and Fortifications

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Type: Document
Description: A brief history of this National Historic Site located on St. Joseph Island from the time the fort was constructed in 1797 until archaeological work was done in the 1970s. From a military standpoint, Fort St. Joseph played a defensive role - its primary purpose being to protect the fur trade from the Americans. Its role in the War of 1812 is also examined.
Site: Parks Canada
 
 
Type: Document
Description: Carleton Martello Tower is just one of over 200 defence towers that the British built worldwide. Between 1810 and 1847, eleven Martello towers were constructed in British North America. In an age of smoothbore artillery, these towers were seen as an effective and affordable way to protect coastal areas from enemy attack.
Site: Parks Canada
 
 
Type: Document
Description: Brief history of this National Historic Site on McNabs Island, Nova Scotia. For three-quarters of a century Fort McNab served as a gun battery and as the gatekeeper of Halifax Harbour. From the days of John A. MacDonald until the days of John Diefenbaker, Fort McNab guarded the outer channels to the harbour. Through two world wars it housed the port's Examination Station and was responsible for the crucial task of checking ships to ensure that they did not pose a risk to port security.
Site: Parks Canada
 
 
Type: Document
Description: This historic site celebrates the rich communications and military history of Signal Hill and sits amidst a spectacular view of St. John's and the sea.
Site: Parks Canada
 
 
Type: Document
Description: In 1793, at the outbreak of war between Britain and revolutionary France, harbour batteries were hastily erected to secure Halifax from attack by sea. In the 19th century York Redoubt and the Citadel used signal flags to keep each other informed of ships' movements. During the First World War, the site was used as barracks for assigned infantry and for troops waiting to go overseas. Early in the Second World War, the Redoubt was the nerve centre for harbour defences, and included an anti-submarine net. York Redoubt remained in military use until 1956.
Site: Parks Canada
 
 
Type: Document
Description: Fort Battleford, in northern Saskatchewan, showcases the role of the North West Mounted Police in the Canadian West. The fort was established in 1876 and abandoned in 1924. This website has visitor information and links to an online guided tour and related sites.
Site: Parks Canada
 
 
Type: Document
Description: Carleton Martello Tower is of national significance because it was built for the defense of Saint John during the War of 1812-1814. It is also significant as a unique type of military architecture known as a Martello tower.
Site: Parks Canada
 
 
Type: Document
Description: As the focal point for French and British settlement and as the seat of government of Acadia and then Nova Scotia, Fort Anne National Historic Site played an important role in Canadian history. The site was the scene of numerous battles as France and England fought for control of North America in the 17th and 18th centuries. This website features a discussion of the fort's historical significance.
Site: Parks Canada
 
 
Type: Document
Description: Short biography of the first curator of Fort Chambly, Joseph-Octave Dion (1838-1916).
Site: Parks Canada
 
 
Type: Document
Description: Established in 1793 on a bluff overlooking the harbour entrance, and expanded in the 19th and 20th centuries, York Redoubt was a key element in the defence of Halifax Harbour. This historic site is part of the Halifax Defence Complex.
Site: Parks Canada
 
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