Saturday, July 30, 2016

WWII Ruins

Andy | Saturday, July 30, 2016 | | Best Blogger Tips
There is not much left of the Chapel Point Battery Site a World War II era fortification site at Sydney Mines, Cape Breton Island, built to guard Sydney Harbour.
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Chapel Point includes an observation post and gun batteries and several below ground fortifications. The buildings and underground fortifications are all included in the historic designation as well as the surrounding property. It is valued historically as it played a significant role in the defense of Sydney Harbour during World War II.
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The site was decommissioned in 1943 and largely dismantled in 1948. The town of Sydney Mines later purchased the site.

Unfortunately it has not been able to withstand Graffiti attacks.

10 comments:

  1. These are commons sights on Maui also. I like the graffiti.

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  2. I guess it had never seen the enemy

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  3. A graffiti attack is not as destructive as one from an armed enemy yet it is still deplorable. The remaining structures certainly give the impression that the historical time must have been very frightening.

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  4. Sad to see all of the graffiti. I know there were numerous moves by the German navy, especially the u-boats, all across the Canadian east coast during that war.

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  5. I used to wander through the emplacements near San Francisco. They always make me think of "The Guns of Navarone"

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  6. What an interesting place this is. I have a good friend who lives here but, is spending the summer on Cape Breton Island working at her father-in-law's bed and breakfast place. I haven't been there but I've seen numerous wonderful photographs from the place.

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  7. Ah crap. What an interesting place but those damn taggers have no respect for anything, do they?

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  8. I had no idea that such a thing existed. Somehow I've never been to Nova Scotia!

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  9. Buddy and I saw old WWII fortification like these on a trip to Port Angeles, WA. It is interesting the architecture is very, very similar. The only difference is there is NO graffiti because it's a state park. Very few people were there when we were all there so we had an extra special time just taking our time all day long. I really enjoyed your photos. genie

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