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Ferguson Point

 
 
Ferguson Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 3, 2011
1. Ferguson Point Marker
Inscription.
This area was the site of a coast defence fort manned during WW II
1939-1945

by The Royal Canadian Artillery
Batteries
31st Heavy
58th Heavy
85th Heavy

 
Location. 49° 18.068′ N, 123° 9.478′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, British Columbia, in Greater Vancouver Regional District. Marker is on Stanley Park Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7501 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 3E7, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vancouver Rowing Club (approx. 1.8 kilometers away); Nine O'Clock Gun (approx. 3 kilometers away); B.C. Electric Building (approx. 3.2 kilometers away); Power Block (approx. 3.5 kilometers away); Canadian Bank of Commerce Building (approx. 3.7 kilometers away); Meet You Under the Clock (approx. 3.7 kilometers away); St. Regis Hotel (approx. 3.7 kilometers away); Deutschesland Café (approx. 3.7 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Vancouver.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to a long, low stone monument situated on the lawn of The Teahouse Restaurant, at Ferguson Point. Stanley Park Drive, which is
Ferguson Point Marker - wide view, looking west image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 3, 2011
2. Ferguson Point Marker - wide view, looking west
The marker, barely visible here because of the shadow, is mounted to a low stone monument on the lawn in front of the Teahouse Restaurant. Looking west are superb views of English Bay and the entrance to the Burrard Inlet.
one way and loops through the Park, goes right by the restaurant.
 
Also see . . .  Canadian Forts - British Columbia. NorthAmericanForts.com's page on forts and fortified positions in British Columbia. On the battery at Ferguson Point:"... Located on Ferguson Point, originally armed with two 6-inch MK7 guns on MK2 mounts, later replaced with two 4.7-inch guns. The guns were switched in 1942 with those on Yorke Island. The gun emplacements were buried in 1948. The site is marked by a Royal Canadian Artillery plaque. The two-story underground magazine still exists, but no public access. The Officers' Mess still exists, now incorporated into the Teahouse restaurant. The battery observation post and the powerhouse were demolished in 1963..." (Submitted on April 17, 2012.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 429 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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