Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Blockhouse, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

St. Andrews Blockhouse
(West Point Blockhouse)
St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

The West Point Blockhouse and a battery were erected by the Townspeople of St. Andrews at the outbreak of the War Of 1812-1814, in anticipation of a seaborne attack from the United States of America. Along with other defensive positions, they were manned by local Militia and British Regulars throughout the war. Later the Blockhouse served as a barracks and as a storehouse.
It is one of the few examples surviving in Canada of a……… ONCE COMMON DEFENSIVE STRUCTURE.