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Location DB > Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax > Fort Ives
 Name
Fort Ives
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 Database Info
created by nootz on 8/13/2008 12:45 AM
last modified by tribeachpunk on 8/28/2011 11:29 PM
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 Overview
 Description
High earthen hills create the fort walls, along with various cement structures. Located at the northern-most point of the isle. Two RML guns remain on-site.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Closed
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
Address
Old Military Road, Mcnabs Island
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada
Owner: Parks Canada
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  •  Hazards
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  •  Interesting Features
    Two of the cannons still remain at the top of one of the batteries.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • bricked doors
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1865
    Closed: 1940
     Required Equipment
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  •  Recommended Equipment
    camera
     History
    Located at the northern tip of McNabs Island. Several 9-inch and 10-inch muzzle-loading guns from the 1860's are still here. In 1890 6-pounder quick-firing guns were added, and in 1900 two 12-pounder quick-firing and two 6-inch breech-loading guns were added. The 12-pounders were transferred to York Shore Battery in 1939. The Mines Observation Post still exists through the brush near the shore.

     Media Coverage
  • CBC: Cannons returned to McNabs Island (February 14, 2011)
  • Times&Transcript: N.S. parks get cash (March 21, 2009)
  • CBC: Widening of Cabot Trail on Parks Canada's to-do list in N.S. (March 20, 2009)
  •  Future Plans
  • McNabs and Lawlor Islands Provincial Park Management Plan
  •  Stories


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     Photo Galleries
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    Aug 10/08 Trip with N250cc
    Wed, Aug 13th, 2008
    posted by nootz
    3 pictures
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    19 October 2008
    Sun, Oct 19th, 2008
    posted by tribeachpunk
    16 pictures
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    Aug15/16 2009
    Wed, Aug 19th, 2009
    posted by nootz
    7 pictures
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    Historical Photos
    Sun, Dec 6th, 2009
    posted by tribeachpunk
    1 pictures
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    Reach Out to NS Trip
    Mon, Aug 2nd, 2010
    posted by Uber_Soldat
    25 pictures
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    Several Trips - 2009 & 2010
    Sun, Dec 5th, 2010
    posted by tbeckerson
    22 pictures
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    MarMU 2014
    Mon, Aug 4th, 2014
    posted by tribeachpunk
    16 pictures
     


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     Panoramas

    Fort Ives Pano
    Wed, Aug 19th, 2009
    posted by nootz
     Web Links
  • Friends of McNabs Island Society
  • Taylor Made Tours (Captain Steven Taylor)
  • Nova Scotia Provincial Parks : Management Plan : McNabs and Lawlor Island (2005) (PDF File)
  • Halifax UrbEx: McNabs Island
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by tribeachpunk on 8/4/2014 9:13 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Aug 4 14 at 21:13, tribeachpunk validated this location
  • on Aug 4 14 at 21:13, tribeachpunk updated gallery picture What's up there?
  • on Aug 4 14 at 21:11, tribeachpunk validated this location
  • on Aug 4 14 at 21:10, tribeachpunk updated gallery picture Outside Ives..
  • on Aug 4 14 at 21:10, tribeachpunk updated gallery picture Another from just inside the gate.
  • on Aug 4 14 at 21:10, tribeachpunk updated gallery picture Last one through the gate.
  • on Aug 4 14 at 20:09, tribeachpunk validated this location
  • on Aug 4 14 at 20:09, tribeachpunk updated gallery MarMU 2014
  • on Aug 4 14 at 20:08, tribeachpunk updated gallery picture Outside Ives..
  • on Aug 4 14 at 20:07, tribeachpunk updated gallery picture Tonnes of Guns
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