Nova Scotia https://mikeonline.ca/ en Harbour House https://mikeonline.ca/gallery_Harbour_House <span>Harbour House</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span>Mon, 01/27/2020 - 08:00</span> <div><hr /></div> <div><p class="text-align-justify">We drove down the bumpy dirt road specifically to see this house.  This would be a first for me.  I've explored hundreds of abandoned buildings, but never one once owned by family.  We reached the end of the road, and I saw the house, and the barn.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">There had, apparently, been another house on the property that had belonged to Stephen Brown who had arrived at this community around 1859.  This house had belonged to one of his sons, Walter, who may have built it some time in the 1950's.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The house was clearly in bad shape.  In my experience, once the roof lets go, the rest falls quickly.  The scurrying sounds upstairs told me I wasn't completely alone here.</p> </div> <div><hr /></div> <section class="comments" > <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=37318&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="e_mbUsx8PxcwdByuGV7fsNseNR-EPymZU33HsoXCoOI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 13:00:00 +0000 Mike 37318 at https://mikeonline.ca Rail Siding Plant https://mikeonline.ca/gallery_Rail_Siding <span>Rail Siding Plant</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span>Mon, 01/20/2020 - 15:15</span> <div><hr /></div> <div><p class="text-align-justify">I had spotted this place in one of my frequent scans of Google Earth, looking for interesting things to check out.  There really weren't any clues from the imagery as to what it was, but I could see that there was a path leading to it.  It would all come down the the Mk I Eyeball.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">We parked on the side of the street and took a quick hike down the trail to find a set of disused railway tracks.  I doubled back, following these to where my map indicated that I should turn off into the bush.  And there it was.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">A significant amount of concrete, and clear signs of it being a popular place to hang out.  But still, no clues as to what its purpose had once been.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">I did a bit of looking around online and didn't find a great deal.  One theory appears to be that this is the site of a fish rendering plant. Other  documents suggest it was a lumber mill belonging to the family of Charles Fenerty, but that appears to have actually been located on a neighboring lake.  It does, however, appear the family logged throughout this area, so it's difficult to know.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">Fenerty himself was an interesting character having apparently been the original inventor of the process for creating paper from wood pulp.</p> </div> <div><hr /></div> <section class="comments" > <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=37339&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="XJ42zL1Sk5bw8tiR-vHDWp50WGfzzZA008SJRmUM2jo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 20 Jan 2020 20:15:00 +0000 Mike 37339 at https://mikeonline.ca York Redoubt - York Shore Battery https://mikeonline.ca/gallery_York_Redoubt <span>York Redoubt - York Shore Battery</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span>Tue, 01/14/2020 - 15:15</span> <div><hr /></div> <div><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>History: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">Originally constructed in 1793, defenses have lined this bluff overlooking the entrance to Halifax Harbour, and have played an important role throughout the 19th and 20th centuries before finally closing in 1956.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">An observation post was constructed here, coordinating the various defensive batteries around the entire harbour. The gun battery below the bluff, also pictured here, served the role of covering the submarine net that stretched across to Fort McNab on <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McNabs_Island" target="_blank">McNab's Island</a>.</p> <hr /><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Personal Commentary: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">When I arrived at York Redoubt, I really got the "museum feel" as I walked about the well-tended grass, painted concrete, and mostly closed up buildings. Across from me as I emerged from the tunnel leading into the grounds, we saw people climbing up onto the remains of the Martello Tower and generally goofing around. I was disappointed when I found that the observation post included underground rooms yet was sealed off to any access.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">As I was leaving, however, I noticed a sign indicating that part of the grounds were designated off-limits due to unsafe conditions. My invitation had arrived at last.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">I followed the path down the hill arriving at a fence warning of dire consequences, some legal, some physical, should I proceed beyond that point. Duly noted.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The battery complex within, and the three gun emplacements beyond made the whole stop well worth it.</p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Update - September 20, 2019:</strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">After I had left from my last visit, I discovered on Google Earth that there were things hidden in the woods not far from the York Shore Battery.  I marked those locations for future investigation, and the day finally came.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">Following the map, I navigated the trails to see what was there.  It was worth the revisit.  Take a look through the new gallery to see what I found.</p> </div> <div><hr /></div> <section class="comments" > <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=442&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="SdC5jh4uLEsIdpse3CbVTMX7nGfydvU3o78xDxa0ozI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Tue, 14 Jan 2020 20:15:00 +0000 Mike 442 at https://mikeonline.ca Windsor Caboose https://mikeonline.ca/gallery_Windsor_Caboose <span>Windsor Caboose</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span>Mon, 01/06/2020 - 07:00</span> <div><hr /></div> <div><p class="text-align-justify">After a quick bite to eat, we continued on to rail spur where a couple of rail cars stood neglected.  The caboose, while apparently in good repair, had clearly suffered some damage, and from what I've read, it is unlikely to be resume service any time soon.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">It was a fairly short detour, but so worthwhile.  You just don't see many of these anymore.</p> </div> <div><hr /></div> <section class="comments" > <h2>Comment</h2> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-1329" about="/comment/1329" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1578966600"></mark> <div class="comment-side"> <img src="/themes/likable/likable/images/avatar.png" /> <div class="comment-submitted"> <p class="comment-name"> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Ron Petit (not verified)</span></span> </p> <p class="comment-time"> Mon, 01/13/2020 - 15:13 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-01-13T20:13:51+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> <p class="comment-permalink"> <a href="/comment/1329#comment-1329" hreflang="en">Permalink</a> </p> </div> </div> <div class="comment-text"> <div class="comment-arrow"></div> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/comment/1329#comment-1329" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Salvaging the caboose</a></h3> <div class="content"> <div property="schema:text"><p>Hope you can preserve that car. Can tell you value railroad history. I do also. Once those cars are too far gone, its hortifically expensive to restore them.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=1329&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="WckqPdHOO4tx9UTc_xC2-caAi0vl6Y5loaEU_60n5rc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=37317&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="BcdqMVSALDMYfXL-cErlLoD7JPU7AXKTcskFaPoyoBM"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 06 Jan 2020 12:00:00 +0000 Mike 37317 at https://mikeonline.ca Fort Chebucto https://mikeonline.ca/gallery_Fort_Chebucto <span>Fort Chebucto</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span>Mon, 12/30/2019 - 07:00</span> <div><hr /></div> <div><p class="text-align-justify">A short-lived battery, Fort Chebucto was built in 1943, and decommissioned in the 1950's.  Three 6" Mk24 guns were placed here with a range of just under 14 miles (almost 22.5 km) with the idea that, without this battery, and another at Devil's Point, a German battleship would be able to bombard the port of Halifax well out of reach of existing coastal artillery.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">In actual fact, German battleships had a firing range of about 21.7 miles (almost 35 km).  With the batteries being fixed targets, they would never have lasted long against an actual attack.  The guns, once removed, were sent to Portugal.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The cement emplacements for the guns are now on private land and in fact constitute the foundation of a couple of the houses there.  There are also several searchlight shelters, and apparently the remains of a building houseing a fire-control radar.  An observation point also exists slightly further up the coast near the lighthouse that is pictured here.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">It was a little disappointing to find much of the remains of the fort were now private land.  The "No Trespassing" signs made it clear that uninvited visitors were not welcome.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">I did, however, walk the road to the lighthouse and looked over the observation station, and enjoyed the view of the harbour entrance it offered.</p> </div> <div><hr /></div> <section class="comments" > <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=37314&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="U8ceXAlUaxB3_0kNBbP32T1LbGGDdpo4jrx5P2H9--Q"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 30 Dec 2019 12:00:00 +0000 Mike 37314 at https://mikeonline.ca Connaught Battery https://mikeonline.ca/gallery_Connaught_Battery <span>Connaught Battery</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span>Mon, 12/23/2019 - 07:00</span> <div><hr /></div> <div><p class="text-align-justify">Built between 1912 and 1917, this battery was named after Queen Victoria's third son, and then Governor General of Canada, the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Arthur,_Duke_of_Connaught_and_Strathearn" target="_blank">Duke of Connaught</a>.  It was armed with three <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QF_4.7-inch_Mk_I_%E2%80%93_IV_naval_gun" target="_blank">4.7" quick-firing guns</a>, two of which came from <a href="http://www.fortwiki.com/Fort_Clarence" target="_blank">Fort Clarence</a>, and the third from <a href="http://www.fortwiki.com/Fort_Charlotte_(2)" target="_blank">Fort Charlotte</a>.  They fired 12, 45-pound, projectiles per minute to an effective range of 8,000 yards.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">After World War I ended, the 70-man garrison was withdrawn, and in 1931, the battery was dropped from the Halifax Harbour defense plan.  In 1932, all ammunition was removed from the magazine, and the guns were placed in surplus.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">During World War II, the battery grounds were used to operate search lights, and to house married personnel.  In 1952-53, those accomodations were removed and the battery closed permanently.</p> </div> <div><hr /></div> <div> <div>File Attachments</div> <div> <div><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"><a href="https://mikeonline.ca/sites/default/files/2019-12/Connaught%20Battery%20and%20the%20Defence%20of%20the%20Atlantic%20Coast%201906-1941.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=1572990" title="Connaught Battery and the Defence of the Atlantic Coast 1906-1941.pdf">Connaught Battery and the Defence of the Atlantic Coast - 1906-1941</a></span> </div> </div> </div> <div><hr /></div> <section class="comments" > <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=37316&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="yueGUCa9m4k73WIdNkLU4nVOJMPC_onYS8SHv9TiKIM"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 23 Dec 2019 12:00:00 +0000 Mike 37316 at https://mikeonline.ca Point Pleasant Batteries https://mikeonline.ca/gallery_Point_Pleasant <span>Point Pleasant Batteries</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span>Mon, 12/16/2019 - 15:15</span> <div><hr /></div> <div><p class="text-align-justify">It was a sunny, warm day, and we drove into the parking area near the container pier beside Point Pleasant Park.  Only a few moments in, and it was clear that this was a popular place as I watched people come and go, and an almost steady stream along the path.  I got out, map in hand, and set out in search of three particular pieces of history, the Point Pleasant Battery, Fort Ogilvie, and the Cambridge Battery.</p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Point Pleasant Battery:</strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">This area, near to the shoreline, showed signs of recent winds and stormsurge.  Debris was everywhere displaying evidence of just how the high the water had come.  Today, however, Haligonians jogged, walked, ate lunch and carried on about their day.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The battery at Point Pleasant was rushed into construction in 1762 after the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Signal_Hill" target="_blank">French seized control of St. John's, Newfoundland</a>.  The concern was that Halifax, already a strategic naval port, would also inevitabley be attacked.  The fortification featured five <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24-pounder_long_gun" target="_blank">24-pounders</a> facing forward, and two 9-pounders on the flanking side.</p> <article><div> <div class="visually-hidden">Image</div> <div> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2020-03/DSC_1313.jpg?itok=W9pmU0mU" width="650" height="430" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </div> </article><p class="text-align-justify">The battery was rebuilt during both the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolutionary_War" target="_blank">American Revolution</a>, and the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution" target="_blank">French Revolution</a>, but retained its 24-pounders, later upgraded to <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/32-pounder_gun" target="_blank">32-pounders</a> during the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War" target="_blank">American Civil War</a>.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">In the 1890's, two searchlights and generators were added to the site.  World War I saw the guns upgraded to two <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QF_12-pounder_12_cwt_naval_gun" target="_blank">12-pounder quick firing guns</a> which, combined with the searchlights, formed part of the harbour's anti-submarine defences.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">It was finally decommissioned sometime near 1920.</p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Fort Ogilvie:</strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">I rounded an uphill corner and found myself entering the compound.  Two men were playing with a dog and I couldn't help but note the contrast between that scene, and the reason for the structures behind them.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">With the situation in France becoming unstable, the British built Fort Ogilvie in 1793 to bolster the defence of Halifax.  It was meant to reinforce the existing Point Pleasant Battery already defending the main channel.</p> <article><div> <div class="visually-hidden">Image</div> <div> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2020-03/DSC_1292.jpg?itok=PH5pWaaJ" width="650" height="430" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </div> </article><p class="text-align-justify">The fort was named after Brigadier General Ogilvie who was Commander-in-Chief of the Nova Scotia District from 1787 until 1794.  When constructed, the fort was armed with six 24-pounder smooth-bore cannons with an effective range of about 1,200 yards.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">For the 30 years following the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812" target="_blank">War of 1812</a>, the fort fell into disrepair resulting in no usable cannons.  In 1852, however, six 24-pounders were again placed here, upgraded in 1861 to 32-pounders as relations with the United States were again deteriorating.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">With advances such as rifled cannons and metal-clad ships, the forts armaments became obsolete.  By 1870, with the addition of the nearby Cambridge Battery, the guns were upgraded to five <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RML_9-inch_12-ton_gun" target="_blank">9"</a> and five <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RML_7-inch_gun" target="_blank">7"</a> rifled muzzle-loaded guns.  In 1890, an observing station was added to assist with the detonation of anti-ship mines in the harbour.</p> <article><div> <div class="visually-hidden">Image</div> <div> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2020-03/ogilvie03.jpg?itok=2P1w1hp8" width="650" height="496" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </div> </article><p class="text-align-justify">The turn of the century brought two <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BL_6-inch_Mk_VII_naval_gun" target="_blank">6" Mk VII</a> rifled breech-loaded guns with a range of about 12,000 yards.  Barracks and mess facilities were added as well.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">World War II brought two <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QF_4.7-inch_Mk_I_%E2%80%93_IV_naval_gun" target="_blank">4.7" guns</a>, and the fort became a training battery.  It was closed in 1942, with most of the buildings having already been demolished.  Major sections of the fort are either sealed, or buried under the park grounds.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">I left here and followed a series of paths through the trees, guided by my phone to the next place of interest.</p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Cambridge Battery:</strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">Construction of this battery began in 1862 and was completed in 1868 in direct response to relations between the British and the United States.  It was armed with five <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RML_10-inch_18-ton_gun" target="_blank">10" rifled muzzle loaders</a>, and three 7" guns.</p> <article><div> <div class="visually-hidden">Image</div> <div> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2020-03/DSC_1304.jpg?itok=V-OSc41H" width="650" height="430" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </div> </article><p class="text-align-justify">By the beginning of World War I, two 6" Mk VII breech-loading guns were put in place.  When the batter was deactivated in 1918, those guns were transferred to Sydney, Nova Scotia.</p> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> </div> <div><hr /></div> <section class="comments" > <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=37315&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="V_ExXRT7HouUsQNHcugf9ucwt83_0Te7HXNb0BrVAes"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 16 Dec 2019 20:15:00 +0000 Mike 37315 at https://mikeonline.ca Cranberry Point Battery https://mikeonline.ca/gallery_Cranberry_Point <span>Cranberry Point Battery</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span>Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:15</span> <div><hr /></div> <div><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>History: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">The Cranberry Point Battery was constructed in 1917 and consisted of two 4.7" quick-fire guns. An additional 4.7" gun was moved here from the <a href="http://urbexobsession.com/gallery_Chapel_Point">Chapel Point Battery</a> in May, 1917. The guns were removed after the war.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">In World War II, a concrete observation post was added to this site along with two searchlights.</p> <hr /><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Personal Commentary: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">This was our last stop on vacation. The sun was about to set and we moved quickly out to the point on foot. As we approached the end of the path, we encountered a minor barrier. The banks of the point had eroded on both sides, with a sharp drop. The loose ground made it a little sketchy.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">I was able to cross, carefully, but I don't know how many more storms will come and go before the point can no longer be accessed.</p> </div> <div><hr /></div> <div> <div>Linked to Trip Story</div> <div> <div><a href="/article_Sydney_Harbour" hreflang="en">Sydney Harbour Defenses</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="comments" > <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=222&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="8cp_zJRrtNwkINoZF3fWIwg1ZQwHlU_CHqz5e5S2Kpk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:15:00 +0000 Mike 222 at https://mikeonline.ca https://mikeonline.ca/gallery_Cranberry_Point#comments Chapel Point Battery https://mikeonline.ca/gallery_Chapel_Point <span>Chapel Point Battery</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span>Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:15</span> <div><hr /></div> <div><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>History: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">The use of this location for defending the port harbour of Sydney, Nova Scotia, began in 1862. The site featured a battery of six 32-pounder guns in an earthwork emplacement as well as two stone magazines and a blockhouse. It was short-lived, however, as it was all but abandoned by 1865, and the stone from its construction was taken away to form the foundation of a church being constructed in Sydney Mines. Erosion destroyed much of the earthworks, and little else would be done here until the beginning of the first World War.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">In 1914, two 4.7" field guns were installed in a new earthwork battery. These were removed in November, 1915. In October of 1916, one of them was put back again, but was relocated in May, 1917.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The second World War began and attention was once again brought to this little point of land. In 1940, two 4.7" MK7 quick-firing guns were put into place. In 1944, these were replaced by two 4-inch twin barreled MK16 guns. The four-story fire control and observation post was constructed and disguised as a church.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The site was deactivated in 1948.</p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Update November 13, 2018:</strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">A tender was issued for restoration work to be done on this location.  The proposal was to remove the graffitti, provide signs educating visitors of the site's history, and making the location safe for the public.  Details are in the attached article below.</p> <hr /><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Personal Commentary:</strong> </p> <p class="text-align-justify">Not far along the coast from the <a href="http://urbexobsession.com/gallery_Stubberts_Point">Stubberts Point Battery</a>, we spotted the fire control tower of this location and worked through some of the streets to find the way close. It didn't take us long to find a place to park, and walk out to have a look around.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The stairs inside the fire control tower had been destroyed, so access to the upper levels was impossible. Graffiti was everywhere, yet did nothing to really detract from the feel of the place, and its commanding view of the busy waters it once guarded.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">As we continued our exploration, we found a set of stairs leading underground. As we descended with our lights, we saw that it went deep; deeper than we had encountered at any previous such bunker. While warm outside, we felt the temperature drop dramatically as we passed a specific depth on the second stairwell downward. A significant amount of water barred further exploration, but it appeared not to go much further than we were able to see.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">Having returned to the surface and the diminishing daylight of the setting sun, we examined the gun batteries and various shelters scattered around the site. Knowing there was still one more place we wanted to reach before nightfall, we moved along.</p> </div> <div><hr /></div> <div> <div>File Attachments</div> <div> <div><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"><a href="https://mikeonline.ca/sites/default/files/2020-01/Tender%20issued%20for%20Chapel%20Point%20Battery%20restoration%20_%20Local%20_%20News%20_%20Cape%20Breton%20Post.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=537041" title="Tender issued for Chapel Point Battery restoration _ Local _ News _ Cape Breton Post.pdf">Tender Issued for Chapel Point Battery Restoration - Cape Breton Post</a></span> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Linked to Trip Story</div> <div> <div><a href="/article_Sydney_Harbour" hreflang="en">Sydney Harbour Defenses</a></div> </div> </div> <div><br /></div> <section class="comments" > <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=220&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="dNQffl45fLQoBR774C3ND6ct9sSUTbD13DgS2qdCnuE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:15:00 +0000 Mike 220 at https://mikeonline.ca https://mikeonline.ca/gallery_Chapel_Point#comments Stubbert's Point Battery https://mikeonline.ca/gallery_Stubberts_Point <span>Stubbert&#039;s Point Battery</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span>Sun, 10/05/2014 - 11:15</span> <div><hr /></div> <div><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>History: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">Constructed in 1939, Stubbert's Point Battery was part of the rather formidable defense network for the protection of Sydney, Nova Scotia. The battery was originally equipped with two <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QF_6-pounder_Hotchkiss" target="_blank">6-pounder Hotchkiss guns</a>, but was later equipped with a 6-poinder duplex quick-firing gun. In addition, three search lights were constructed here to help guard the anti-submarine net that stretched across the harbour.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The battery was largely dismantled in 1946, no longer being required after the war.</p> <hr /><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Personal Commentary: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">Having just gotten off the ferry from Newfoundland, we had a little time available to us to check out some of the defense network for Sydney Harbour from World War II. Driving north from the ferry terminal, this was the first site we happened across.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">It's clear that erosion is playing its part here and I'm not sure how much longer this location will survive, but it's got a few years left in it anyway.</p> </div> <div><hr /></div> <div> <div>Linked to Trip Story</div> <div> <div><a href="/article_Sydney_Harbour" hreflang="en">Sydney Harbour Defenses</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="comments" > <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=224&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="uYs8lbDv1KQIUpd2-S8Y7R87kJTn88cXOFBPrgh7ABw"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Sun, 05 Oct 2014 15:15:00 +0000 Mike 224 at https://mikeonline.ca https://mikeonline.ca/gallery_Stubberts_Point#comments