Finlayson Point Battery

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Finlayson Point Battery (1878-1893) - Finlayson Point Battery was a Canadian 64-pounder coastal gun battery in Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Deactivated in 1893.

Finlayson Point Marker
Finlayson Point Side View
Finlayson Point

Finlayson Point Battery History

Part of the Harbor Defense of Victoria and Esquimalt Harbors.

A coastal gun battery located on the high ground of Finlayson Point. Armed with two naval rifled muzzle-loading (RML) 64-pounder coastal guns on naval pattern wooden carriages and slides, front pintle mounts.

Current Status

Small stone marker only, no period guns or mounts in place.


Location: On Finlayson point, Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Maps & Images

Lat: 48.4067527 Long: -123.3646524

See Also:

Sources:

  • Morgan, David, Forts of the Canadian West Coast - Victoria/Esquimalt Defenses, CDSG Journal, Volume 9, Issue 2, May 1995, page 16-24.

Links:

Visited: 3 Jun 2014

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