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

The Victoria and Esquimalt Coast Defences

Défense côtère de Victoria et d'Esquimalt

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
1. The Victoria and Esquimalt Coast Defences Marker
Inscription.  

This viewpoint illustrates the commanding position required for a coast defence gun battery. The trees in front were topped when the emplacement was in use.

A total of 27 locations were occupied by the coast defences between 1878 and 1956. Included were gun batteries, searchlight emplacements, observation posts and other installations.

Ce belvédère représente la position dominante nécessaire pour une batterie de défense cotière. Les arbres devant étaient étêtés à l'époque où l'emplacement était utilisé.

De 1878 à 1956, il y a eu des installations de défense côtière, notamment des batteries, des emplacements de projecteurs, des postes d'observation et autres ouvrages, à 27 emplacements en tout.

Five of the gun battery positions can be seen from here
D'ici, on peut apercevoir cinq des emplacements de batterie

1900-1956
Duntze Head Battery / Batterie de Duntze Head

1902-1956
Black Rock Battery / Batterie de Black Rock

1878-1956
Macaulay Point Battery / Batterie de Macaulay Point

1878-1893
Brothers Island Battery / Batterie de l'île Brothers

1939-1956
Albert

The Victoria and Esquimalt Coast Defences Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
2. The Victoria and Esquimalt Coast Defences Marker
Looking south
Head Battery / Batterie d'Albert Head
 
Erected by Parks Canada.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar, World IWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 48° 25.962′ N, 123° 27.259′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional 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. Gun Emplacement / Emplacement du canon (within shouting distance of this marker); Defence Electric Light Directing Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Defensible Wall / Mur défensif (within shouting distance of this marker); The Guardhouse / Corps de garde (within shouting distance of this marker); Upper Battery / Batterie supérieure (within shouting distance of this marker); Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Upper, Lower, Belmont Batteries (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Coast Defence Artillery Positions: 1878-1956 (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
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1. Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada. (Submitted on November 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fort Rodd Hill Info. (Submitted on November 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. A City Goes to War: Coastal Defence. (Submitted on November 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Defending the Coast. (Submitted on November 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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May. 27, 2020