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New Brunswick, Saint John Harbour Defensive Network, Red Head Battery
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Red Head Battery was part of Saint John Harbour Defensive Network. A six-gun earthwork with two magazines, completed in 1866 designed to cover the southeastern channel of Saint John Harbour. However, the guns were not mounted until 1878 with four 32-pounder smoothbores.

During World War I the battery position was used as a camp for the 9th Seige Battery, and in World War II a government radio station and a dummy gunposition were located at Red Head.

The panorama shown the inside one of the expense magazines. Even though the heavy underbrush was cleared in 2005 it is well grown again and covers almost everything. It is hard to see the structures until you are almost on top of them.

See Saint John's Red Head Battery: A Forgotten Military Artifact of Confederation for details

Copyright: Jim Watters
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Uploaded: 11/07/2012
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Tags: new brunswick; saint john; harbour defensive network; red head; battery; military; bunker
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