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Cape Spear Guns

Discovered by timo explorer
Created Aug 16 2013
Recent status Abandoned
Category Military
City St. John's, Newfoundland
Location # 9379

The most eastern point of North America, Cape Spear is not only a National Historic site, it was also a strategic spot on the coast of Newfoundland to protect the valuable harbour of St. John's. During the Second World War, Cape Spear was key location along the convoy routes in the Battle of the Atlantic. To provide protection against German U-boats, a gun battery and garrison was constructed at the tip of the Cape. The garrison featured underground bunkers, hidden passageways, and two 10 inch guns. Today this outpost is still part of the landscape and tourists are welcome to explore the guns and the dark confines of the bunkers. There is also a smaller gun placement at the entrance to St. John's harbour, although this is fenced off from the public and out of bounds. Cape Spear itself, with its beautiful lighthouse is a must visit on any trip to Newfoundland, and having an abandoned gun battery makes it even more of an attraction.

Latlng: (47.523693, -52.621164)

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trailblazer519 Lol..
Aug 16 2013
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superss Eww, trail, my imagination just threw up.
Aug 16 2013
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trailblazer519 My folks are from there, Cornerbrook and Curling.. and have lots of relatives there. I was made there and born in Brampton.. Lol
Aug 16 2013
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timo explorer Not from Nfld. Visited in 2008 and fell in love with the whole place.
Aug 16 2013
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trailblazer519 Awesome!! Nfld rocks! ..pun intended :-P Are you from Nfld timo?..
Aug 16 2013