Saint John in Saint John County, New Brunswick — The Canadian Atlantic
Carleton Martello Tower
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
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. • Landmarks • War of 1812 •
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.