Category:Fort Amherst and the St. John's WWII Coastal Defences

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National Historic Site of Canada


English: Located on a hilly promontory overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, at the entrance to the Narrows of St. John’s harbour, there are three historic sites:
  1. Fort Amherst National Historic Site of Canada - a fort built by the British in 1777, of which there are no visible remains, now marked by a cairn;
  2. St. John's WWII Coastal Defences National Historic Site of Canada - the fortications where Canadian and American gun batteries and Canadian air force squadrons protected the harbour during the Second World War; and
  3. Fort Amherst Lighthouse - The first lighthouse in Newfoundland was built at Fort Amherst in 1810. The current lighthouse was built in 1951.
fort Amherst (fr); Fort Amherst (en) fort in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (en); fort à Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador (Canada) (fr); fort in St. John's, Canada (nl) Fort Amherst, St. John's (en)
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Location St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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  • 1813
47° 33′ 48.96″ N, 52° 40′ 49.44″ W
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