Carleton Martello Tower

Carleton Martello Tower (HM323)

Location: Saint John, NB 25425 Saint John County
Country: Canada
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N 45° 15.106', W 66° 4.603'

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Construction of this tower was begun by the British Army during the War of 1812 as one of the projected series of fortifications intended to block the western land approach to Saint John. Subsequent to its completion in 1815 the tower was largely neglected, seeing only occasional use in times of emergency, including service as a fire control headquarters in the second world war. The original structure typifies the English martello tower design, a popular form of coastal defence in the British Isles during the Napoleonic period.

Tour Martello Carleton. L'arm?e britannique entreprit l'?rection de cette tour pendant la guerre de 1812 en vue de prot?ger l'entr?e de Saint-Jean d'une attaque qui viendrait de l'ouest. Une fois achev?e en 1815, la tour fut en grande partie laiss?e ? ellem?me, ne servant plus qu'en temps de crise. Elle tint lieu de base de directions de tir au cours de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale. L'ouvrage intial est typique de tours martello angalises, fortifications c?ti?res r?pandues dans les iles britanniques ? l'?poque napol?onienne.
HM NumberHM323
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 3:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 729387 N 5015076
Decimal Degrees45.25176667, -66.07671667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 15.106', W 66° 4.603'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 15' 6.36" N, 66° 4' 36.18" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 438-454 Whipple St, Saint John NB 25425, CA
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