St. Andrews Blockhouse

St. Andrews Blockhouse (HM1GPN)

Location: Saint Andrews, New Brunswick 28401 Charlotte County
Country: Canada
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N 45° 4.626', W 67° 3.721'

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Le Blockhaus de St. Andrews

— (West Point Blockhouse) —

This marker consists of two side-by-side plaques, one in English and the other in French.

English:


The West Point Blockhouse and a battery were erected by the townspeople of St. Andrews at the outbreak of the War of 1812-14 in anticipation of a seaborne attack from the United States. Along with other defensive positions they were manned by local militia and British regulars throughout the War. Later the Blockhouse served as a barracks and as a storehouse. It is one of the few examples surviving in Canada of a once common defensive structure.


French:

Le blockhaus connu aussi sous le nom de West-Point, et la batterie dont il est flanqu?, on ?t? construits par les habitants de St. Andrews au d?but de la guerre de 1812-14, en cas d?attaque par voie de mer de la part des ?tats-Unis. Pendant la dur?e de la guerre, tous deux ?taient garnis, comme plusieurs autres postes de d?fense de ll r?gion, d?hommes de la milice locale et de troupes r?guli?res britanniques. Plus tard, le blockhaus servit de caserne, puis d?entrep?t. C?est l?un des rares exemplaires qui aient ?t? conserv de ce genre d?ouvrages autrefois communs au Canada.
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Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 12:42am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 652537 N 4993342
Decimal Degrees45.07710000, -67.06201667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 4.626', W 67° 3.721'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 4' 37.56" N, 67° 3' 43.26" W
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Area Code(s)910
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-55 Joes Point Rd, Saint Andrews New Brunswick 28401, CA
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