Today we drove over to York Redoubt located on Purcell Cove.
|Map of Redoubt|
The Redoubt was built in 1793 at the outbreak of war between Britain and France on a bluff overlooking the Halifax Harbor and a key element in the defense of Halifax.
|As it looked in 1800|
During WW I it served as housing for soldiers being deployed overseas.
|Map of Halifax Defenses|
|Duke of York Martello Tower|
|9 " RML Gun|
|Kitchen & Artillery House|
During WWII a fire command post was built which served as the nerve center including an anti submarine net which stretched across to McNabs Island.
|Fire Control Tower|