Cranberry Point Battery

Cranberry Point Battery
Category Exploration Date Status Province / State Country
Military Abandoned Nova Scotia Canada
Submitted by Mike on Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:15

History: 

The Cranberry Point Battery was constructed in 1917 and consisted of two 4.7" quick-fire guns. An additional 4.7" gun was moved here from the Chapel Point Battery in May, 1917. The guns were removed after the war.

In World War II, a concrete observation post was added to this site along with two searchlights.


Personal Commentary: 

This was our last stop on vacation. The sun was about to set and we moved quickly out to the point on foot. As we approached the end of the path, we encountered a minor barrier. The banks of the point had eroded on both sides, with a sharp drop. The loose ground made it a little sketchy.

I was able to cross, carefully, but I don't know how many more storms will come and go before the point can no longer be accessed.


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