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Welcome, Enjoy your visit! (HM1GSS)

Location: Saint Andrews, New Brunswick 54205 Charlotte County
Country: Canada
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N 45° 4.613', W 67° 3.729'

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Welcome to St. Andrews Blockhouse National Historic Site, part of Parks Canada diverse and ever-growing system of national park, national historic sites and national marine conservation area.


Wartime building spree

The War of 1812 was fought between Great Britain and the United States from 1812 to 1815, mostly on battlefields in present-day Ontario, Quebec, and several American states. In Atlantic Canada, the war brought about increased economic prosperity from trade and the spoils of privateering. When the war began, blockhouses like this one went up quickly at significant harbours on the east coast including Lunenburg and Yarmouth in Nova Scotia, and several in Saint John, New Brunswick. Three were built in St. Andrews - at Joe Point, East Point and here at West Point - to defend the batteries of guns that protected the harbour and river, primarily from enemy privateers.


Heritage places galore

St. Andrews has preserved much of its built heritage. In the town you?ll find Greenock Church and Charlotte County Court House national historic sites, as well as St. Andrews National Historic District. Ministers Island National Historic Site and Saint Croix Island International Historic Site are within a short drive. Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site, also dating back to the War of 1812, is located in West Saint John, about a 90-minute drive from here.


An endangered species

Of all the blockhouses built in Atlantic Canada, only two have survived. Both St. Andrews (formerly West Point) Blockhouse and another built in 1750 at Fort Edward in Windsor, Nova Scotia have been recognized as national historic sites.



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Bienvenue au lieu historique national du Blockhaus-de-St. Andrews! Cette aire prot?g?e fait partie du reau toujours grandissant de parcs nationaux, de lieux historiques nationaux et d?aires marines nationales de conservation de Parcs Canada.


Le boom immobilier de la guerre de 1812

De 1812 ? 1815, la Grande-Bretagne fit la guerre aux ?tats-Unis, principalement dans des champs de bataille situ sur un territoire englobant aujourd?hui l?Ontario, le Quebec et plusieurs ?tats am?ricains. Dans la r?gion de l?Atlantique, cette guerre fuit synonyme de prosp?rit? ?conomique, la population profitant d?un essor des ?changes commerciaux et du butin rapport? par les corsaires. Au debut des hostilit, des blockhaus comme celui-ci apparurent presque du jour au lendemain dans les grands ports de la c?te Est, notamment ? Lunenburg et ? Yarmouth, en Nouvelle-?cosse, ainsi qu?a Saint John, au Nouveau-Brunswick. St. Andrews en construisit trois - un ? la point Joes, un autre ? la pointe est et un dernier ici m?me, ? la point ouest - pour d?fendre les batteries de tir qui prot?geaient le port et la rivi?re, principalement contre les corsaires ennemis.


Tout un ?ventail de lieux patrimoniaux

St. Andrews a prerv? un bonne partie de son patrimoine b?ti. Vous y trouverez notamment les lieux historiques nationaux de l??glise-Greenrock et du Palais-de-Justice-du-Comt?-de-Charlotte, ainsi que l?arrondissement historique national de St. Andrews. Le lieu historique national international de l??e-Sainte-Croix ne se trouvent qu?a quelques minutes de route. Le lieu historique national de la Tour-Martello-de-Carlton, qui date ?galement de la guerre de 1812, est situ? dans la partie ouest de Saint John, ? quelque 90 minutes de route.


Une esp?ce un peril

De tous les blockhaus construits dans la r?gion de l?Atlantique, il n?en reste plus que deux. Le blockhaus de St. Andrews (anciennement appel? blockhaus de la point ouest) et celui du fort Edward, construit en 1750 ? Windsor, en Nouvelle-Ecosse. furent tous deux class lieux historiques nationaux.
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 11:41pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 652527 N 4993317
Decimal Degrees45.07688333, -67.06215000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 4.613', W 67° 3.729'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 4' 36.78" N, 67° 3' 43.74" W
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Area Code(s)920
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 54205, CA
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