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Location DB > Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax > Point Pleasant Battery
Point Pleasant Battery
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created by tribeachpunk on 3/14/2007 8:32 PM
last modified by tribeachpunk on 1/27/2011 9:19 PM
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This fortification is part of the Halifax Defence Complex.

Many open cement buildings as well as buildings which have been sealed by brick walls are inaccessible.
 Basic Information
Type: Fortification
Status: Outdoor/Closed
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: not very exciting
 Physical Information
Point Pleasant Park
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Owner: Parks Canada
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    Park seems to be reclaiming this battery, ever so slowly. Take a walk through before it's gone. What isn't being overtaken by the park is falling victim to the Atlantic Ocean.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • bricked doors
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1762
    Closed: 1920
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    Part of the main defenses of the harbour, Point Pleasant Battery sits along the southernmost point of the Halifax peninsula. This reminder of Halifax's military past is slowly being reclaimed by the Park itself. This is an easy walk along the shore from the lower parking lot, and is part of a broad open area along the shore, complete with picnic tables and barbecue facilities.

    At the time of Halifax's founding in 1749, this area was the first choice for the site of the new town itself. Clearing of the land commenced, until it was decided to move the town's location around to the eastern side of the peninsula along the Harbour narrows, thus providing better protection from both the elements and the enemy. The shallow waters off the southern edge of Point Pleasant Park, also known as Hens & Chickens shoal, would have made shipping access difficult.

    In 1762, the first defences were constructed here to prevent enemy passage into the Harbour. The defences were upgraded over the years, of course, and maintained through the First World War.
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     Future Plans
    Restoration of this battery appears non-existent. If current situation is sustained, the park will grow over the part of battery while other parts fall into the ocean.

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     Photo Galleries
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    May 27th, 2009

    posted by Jonnie B
    19 pictures
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    Brents Stuff
    Sat, May 13th, 2006
    posted by BeaverBanker
    3 pictures
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    03/05/2007 & 03/17/2007
    Sat, Mar 17th, 2007
    posted by tribeachpunk
    23 pictures
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    Wed, May 21st, 2008
    posted by Plague
    8 pictures
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    2008 Trip(Oldies)
    Sat, Aug 2nd, 2008
    posted by Uber_Soldat
    14 pictures
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    HRMits trip 09
    Sun, Aug 2nd, 2009
    posted by Jonnie B
    23 pictures
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    Historical Photos
    Sun, Dec 6th, 2009
    posted by tribeachpunk
    2 pictures

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     Web Links
  • An Online Virtual & Historical Tour of Halifax
  • Point Pleasant Park map
  • Halifax UrbEx: Point Pleasant Park
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by tribeachpunk on 1/27/2011 9:19 PM.

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  • on Jan 27 11 at 21:19, tribeachpunk validated this location
  • on Jan 27 11 at 21:19, tribeachpunk changed the following: Web Links
  • on Aug 2 10 at 21:00, tribeachpunk validated this location
  • on Aug 2 10 at 21:00, tribeachpunk updated gallery HRMits trip 09
  • on Aug 2 10 at 20:59, tribeachpunk updated gallery 2008 Trip(Oldies)
  • on Aug 2 10 at 20:24, Uber_Soldat updated gallery picture n514948264_59453_5617.jpg
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