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Victoria in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — Canada’s West Coast
 

Underground Magazine / Magasin souterrain

 
 
Underground Magazine / Magasin souterrain Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
1. Underground Magazine / Magasin souterrain Marker
Inscription.  
Excavated from solid rock, this underground magazine provided a secure and dry storage area for ammunition.

The shells were wheeled to the guns. The cartridges were carried up the passageways and passed through the issue hatches. Strict routines and rigid safety regulations reduced the chance of accident.
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Ce magasin souterrain creusé dans le roc constituait un endroit sûr et sec pour l'entreposage des munitions.

On roulait les obus jusqu'aux canons. On faisait passer les munitions par les ouvertures de service à l'extrémité des couloirs. L'exécution rigoureuse des tâches et le respect des règlements de sécurité réduisaient les risques d'accidents.
 
Erected by Parks Canada.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar, World IWar, World II.
 
Location. 48° 25.927′ N, 123° 27.03′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional

Underground Magazine / Magasin souterrain and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
2. Underground Magazine / Magasin souterrain and Marker
District. Marker is on the grounds of Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road, Victoria, British Columbia V9C 2W8, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lower Battery / Batterie inférieure (here, next to this marker); Repository / Manoeuvre du "repository" (a few steps from this marker); Team Work / Travail d'equipe (a few steps from this marker); Canteen / Cantine (within shouting distance of this marker); Second World War Temporary Buildings (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Harbour Mouth Defences / Défense de l'entrée du port (about 90 meters away); Searchlight Emplacement / Emplacement de projecteur (about 90 meters away); Wisdom on the Water / Prudence en Mer (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada. (Submitted on October 22, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fort Rodd Hill Info. (Submitted on October 22, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Defending the Coast. (Submitted on November 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Underground Magazine / Magasin souterrain image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
3. Underground Magazine / Magasin souterrain
Displayed Inert Munitions in Underground Magazine image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
4. Displayed Inert Munitions in Underground Magazine
Displayed Inert Munitions in Underground Magazine / Magasin souterrain image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
5. Displayed Inert Munitions in Underground Magazine / Magasin souterrain
Room in Underground Magazine / Magasin souterrain image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
6. Room in Underground Magazine / Magasin souterrain
Underground Magazine / Magasin souterrain image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
7. Underground Magazine / Magasin souterrain
View of Guardhouse from near Underground Magazine Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
8. View of Guardhouse from near Underground Magazine Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on November 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on October 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5, 6, 7. submitted on November 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   8. submitted on October 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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