“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Saint John in Saint John County, New Brunswick — The Canadian Atlantic

Carleton Martello Tower

Carleton Martello Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 7, 2004
1. Carleton Martello Tower Marker
Inscription.  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’armée britannique entreprit l’érection de cette tour pendant la guerre de 1812 en vue de protéger l’entrée de Saint-Jean d’une attaque qui viendrait de l’ouest. Une fois achevée en 1815, la tour fut en grande partie laissée à elleméme, 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 côtières répandues dans les iles britanniques à l’époque napoléonienne.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments
The Carleton Martello Tower image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 7, 2004
2. The Carleton Martello Tower
Board of Canada.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
Location. 45° 15.122′ N, 66° 4.58′ W. Marker is in Saint John, New Brunswick, in Saint John County. Marker can be reached from Whipple Street near Lancaster Street. Touch for map. Directions: From Highway 1 take the Digby Ferry (Exit 120) and follow the Parks Canada Beaver signs and Digby Ferry signs to Market Place. At the end of Market Place, turn right at St. John/Dufferin streets to Whipple. Marker is in this post office area: Saint John, New Brunswick E2M 2R4, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Irish Immigrant Memorial (approx. 2.1 kilometers away); The Troop Fleet in the Days of Sail (approx. 2.3 kilometers away); Canada’s Original City (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); Church of Saint Andrew and Saint David (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); First Marine Compound Engine (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); First Steam Fog Horn (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); Dock Street Generating Station (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); New Brunswick’s First School of Law (approx. 2.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint John.
Categories. LandmarksWar of 1812
View of Saint John From the Tower image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 7, 2004
3. View of Saint John From the Tower
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 10,182 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on July 22, 2018, by Jim Watters of Saint John, New Brunswick. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 19, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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