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Location DB > Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax > Fort Ogilvie
 Name
Fort Ogilvie
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 Database Info
created by tribeachpunk on 3/17/2007 5:10 PM
last modified by tribeachpunk on 2/24/2011 3:06 PM
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 Overview
 Description
This location is part of the Halifax Defence Complex.

Small fortress comprised of one large building and two cannon mounts (one cannon) surrounded by a cement wall over looking Point Pleasant Battery and the mouth of the Halifax harbour.

 Basic Information
Type: Fortification
Status: Outdoor/Closed
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: not very exciting
 Physical Information
Address
Point Pleasant Park
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada
Owner: Halifax Regional Municipality (Land under lease from Government of Canada)
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  •  Hazards
  • There are no hazards.
  •  Interesting Features
    Accessible roof. Nice view.
     Security Measures
  • welded doors
  • bricked entrances
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1792
    Closed: 1945
     Required Equipment
  • n/a
  •  Recommended Equipment
    n/a
     History
    Originally built in the mid-1790s by the order of General Ogilvie to guard against an enemy ship passing through the harbour. Ogilvie named it himself for himself. Fort Ogilvie now stands "abandoned ... a monument to a little man".

    During the 1960s, much of Fort Ogilvie was entombed.

    In February 2010 municipal crews cleared trees and overgrowth from the fort.
     Media Coverage
  • HRM News Release: Three Point Pleasant Park Forts Get Facelift (September 28, 2010)
  •  Future Plans
    Significant restoration and stabilization project underway throughout Winter 2011.
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     Photo Galleries
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    03/17/2007
    Sat, Mar 17th, 2007
    posted by tribeachpunk
    12 pictures
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    Historical Photos
    Sun, Dec 6th, 2009
    posted by tribeachpunk
    4 pictures
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    HRMits trip 09
    Sun, Aug 1st, 2010
    posted by Jonnie B
    10 pictures
     


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     Web Links
  • An Online Virtual & Historical Tour of Halifax
  • Public Archives of NS C@P Site
  • Halifax UrbEx: Point Pleasant Park
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by tribeachpunk on 2/24/2011 3:08 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Feb 24 11 at 15:08, tribeachpunk validated this location
  • on Feb 24 11 at 15:06, tribeachpunk changed the following: Owner, History, Required Equipment, Media Coverage, Future Plans
  • on Jan 27 11 at 21:20, tribeachpunk validated this location
  • on Jan 27 11 at 21:18, tribeachpunk changed the following: Web Links
  • on Aug 3 10 at 0:14, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Aug 2 10 at 0:21, Jonnie B updated gallery picture IMG_0791.JPG
  • on Aug 2 10 at 0:20, Jonnie B updated gallery picture IMG_0790.JPG
  • on Aug 2 10 at 0:03, Jonnie B added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Aug 1 10 at 23:56, Jonnie B created a new gallery
  • on May 18 10 at 0:21, tribeachpunk validated this location
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