Harbour Mouth Defences / Défense de l'entrée du port
During the Second World War, steel mesh anti-torpedo and anti-submarine nets and a log-boom, were erected between this shore and the island occupied by Fisgard Lighthouse, and across to Duntze Head on the opposite side of the harbour. The nets were hung from a line of floats of the type displayed here.
To allow friendly vessels to enter Esquimalt Harbour, a section of the net, or gate, was opened by gate vessels and closed immediately afterward.
The causeway to Fisgard Lighthouse was constructed in 1951-52 to block any passage of the shallows between Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Island and to provide easy access to the lighthouse.
Durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, des filets pare-torpilles et anti-sous-marins faits de fils d'acier et une estacade furent installés entre le rivage et l'île occupée par le phare Fisgard, jusqu'à Duntze Head de l'autre côté du port. Les filets étaient suspendus au moyen d'une ligne de flotteurs du genre exposé ici.
Pour permettre aux navires alliés d'entrer dans le port d'Esquimalt, des navires de barrage ouvraient une partie du filet et la refermait aussitôt après le passage des navires.
La chaussée menant au phare Fisgard fut construite en 1951-1952 pour empêcher les navires
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Early net defences across the harbour mouth with gate boat, about 1941.
Anciens filets de protection barrant l'entrée du port et navire de barrage, vers 1941
Erected by Parks Canada.
Location. 48° 25.88′ N, 123° 27.035′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of Fort Rodd Hill and 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. Searchlight Emplacement / Emplacement de projecteur (within shouting distance of this marker); Team Work / Travail d'equipe (within shouting distance of this marker); Canteen / Cantine (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Underground Magazine / Magasin souterrain (about 90 meters away); Lower Battery / Batterie inférieure (about 90 meters away); Repository / Manoeuvre du "repository"
Also see . . .
1. Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada. (Submitted on October 21, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fort Rodd Hill Info. (Submitted on October 21, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Defending the Coast. (Submitted on October 21, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Man-Made Features • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 21, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.