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Coast Defence Artillery Positions: 1878-1956

Positions de l’artillerie côtière: 1878-1956

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
1. Coast Defence Artillery Positions: 1878-1956 Marker
Inscription.

The harbours at Victoria and Esquimalt, and the adjacent coastline were defended by temporary gun emplacements from 1878. International crises during the latter part of the century led to an agreement between the Canadian and British governments to improve and expand these defences with permanent fortifications and modern guns. Fort Rodd Hill was one part of this new development and continued in service until 1956.
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À partir de 1878, des emplacements de canon temporaires assurèrent la defénse des ports de Victoria et d’Esquimalt et du littoral voisin. Les crises internationales qui marquèrent la fin du siècle aboutirent à la signature d’un accord entre les gouvernements canadien et britannique en vue d’améliorer et d’agrandir le système defénse au moyen de fortications permanentes et de canons modernes. Le fort Rodd Hill, qui fut l’un de ces nouveaux aménagements, demeura en service jusqu’en 1956.
 
Erected by Parks Canada.
 
Location. 48° 26.006′ N, 123° 27.212′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Touch for map. Marker is along the trail leading to the Upper Battery at Fort Rodd Hill and

Coast Defence Artillery Positions: 1878-1956 Marker Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
2. Coast Defence Artillery Positions: 1878-1956 Marker Detail
Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada. Marker is at or near this postal address: 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road, Victoria, British Columbia V9C 2W8, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Victoria-Esquimalt Fortifications (a few steps from this marker); "Ack Ack" (Anti-Aircraft) Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Upper, Lower, Belmont Batteries (a few steps from this marker); Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Upper Battery / Batterie supérieure (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); Heavy Metal and Drugs-in 1912? / La machinerie lourde en 1912... (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 July 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fort Rodd Hill Info. (Submitted on July 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. A City Goes To War: Coastal Defence. (Submitted on July 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMan-Made FeaturesWar, World IWar, World II
 
Coast Defence Artillery Positions: 1878-1956 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
3. Coast Defence Artillery Positions: 1878-1956 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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