Stubbert's Point Battery

Category Exploration Date Status Province / State Country
Military Abandoned Nova Scotia Canada

History: 

Constructed in 1939, Stubbert's Point Battery was part of the rather formidable defense network for the protection of Sydney, Nova Scotia. The battery was originally equipped with two 6-pounder Hotchkiss guns, but was later equipped with a 6-poinder duplex quick-firing gun. In addition, three search lights were constructed here to help guard the anti-submarine net that stretched across the harbour.

The battery was largely dismantled in 1946, no longer being required after the war.


Personal Commentary: 

Having just gotten off the ferry from Newfoundland, we had a little time available to us to check out some of the defense network for Sydney Harbour from World War II. Driving north from the ferry terminal, this was the first site we happened across.

It's clear that erosion is playing its part here and I'm not sure how much longer this location will survive, but it's got a few years left in it anyway.


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