Photographs of
Fort Edward Blockhouse
1750

The oldest blockhouse in Canada, and one of the few
mid-18th century buildings still standing in Nova Scotia

http://museum.gov.ns.ca/musdir/fortedwardnationalhistoricsite.htm



National Historic Site

Windsor
Hants County
Nova Scotia

GPS location:   44°59'48"N   64°08'07"W

The Fort Edward blockhouse is located only 12 seconds of latitude – about 360 metres –
south of 45° latitude, half way between the Equator and the North Pole.





Fort Edward National Historic Site, Windsor
Fort Edward National Historic Site, Windsor

Photographed on 21 November 2002



Plaque: Last Surviving Blockhouse
Last Surviving Blockhouse

Photographed on 21 November 2002



Fort Edward Blockhouse, Windsor
Fort Edward Blockhouse, Windsor

Photographed on 21 November 2002



Fort Edward cairn, Windsor
Fort Edward cairn, Windsor

Photographed on 21 November 2002



Plaque on Fort Edward cairn, Windsor
Plaque date: 1925

Photographed on 21 November 2002



Fort Edward Blockhouse, Windsor
Fort Edward Blockhouse, Windsor

Photographed on 24 December 2003



Also see: Flora MacDonald plaque


Blockhouse at Annapolis, Nova Scotia
Blockhouse at Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

Source: Canadian Illustrated News, 27 December 1872
Reproduced from the National Library of Canada's website
http:www.nlc-bnc.ca/



Fort Edward Blockhouse, Windsor
Fort Edward Blockhouse, Windsor

Photographed on 21 November 2002



RCL: Royal Canadian Legion
RCL: Royal Canadian Legion

Photographed on 21 November 2002






1908 postcard view of Fort Edward, Windsor, Nova Scotia
Fort Edward, as it appeared in the early 1900s.
The building with the red roof, in the center of this photograph,
was the Officers' Quarters.  It burned down on 16 June 1922.

This Valentine & Sons postcard was postmarked in Windsor in June 1908.





Links to Relevant Websites

Fort Edward Blockhouse by the West Hants Historical Society
    http://www.glinx.com/~whhs/ftedward.html


Salvage Excavation and Construction Monitoring at Fort Edward National Historic Site
    http://www.crmgroup.ns.ca/fort_ed.html


Fort Edward National Historic Site by the Department of Tourism and Culture
    http://museum.gov.ns.ca/musdir/fortedwardnationalhistoricsite.htm


Fort Edward as it looked in the late 1800s by the West Hants Historical Society
    http://www.glinx.com/~whhs/ftedward_photos.html


The Wayback Machine has archived copies of
"Fort Edward as it looked in the late 1800s"
by the West Hants Historical Society


Archived: 2001 May 05
http://museum.gov.ns.ca/other_ns/whhs/ftedward.html

Archived: 2001 September 10
http://museum.gov.ns.ca/other_ns/whhs/ftedward.html

Archived: 2002 February 20
http://museum.gov.ns.ca/other_ns/whhs/ftedward.html

Archived: 2002 August 15
http://museum.gov.ns.ca/other_ns/whhs/ftedward.html

Archived: 2002 December 05
http://www.glinx.com/~whhs/ftedward_photos.html

Archived: 2003 March 03
http://museum.gov.ns.ca/other_ns/whhs/ftedward.html

Archived: 2003 March 16
http://www.glinx.com/~whhs/ftedward_photos.html

Archived: 2003 December 11
http://museum.gov.ns.ca/other_ns/whhs/ftedward.html

Archived: 2004 July 17
http://www.glinx.com/~whhs/ftedward_photos.html

Archived: 2004 October 11
http://www.glinx.com/~whhs/ftedward_photos.html


The Life and Death of William Desmond Taylor
...The original Fort Edward was built in 1750. By World War One it was gone,
just an historical marker. But it was a local landmark and still is. When a
temporary wooden barracks was built the locals still referred to it as Fort
Edward although a barracks is not a defensive structure. The local paper,
a weekly paper called the Hants Journal, usually referred to the wartime
facility as "Fort Edward". But midway through World War One, a B.E.F.
training depot was established, which was a large tent encampment, and local
buildings like the library and YMCA were requisitioned for base use, like
stores, officers' quarters, etc. With both Canadian military activities and
British military activities going on in the same small town, even the press
started using hybrid terminology, referring to "Camp Fort Edward" in the
Hants Journal, – and this means the B.E.F. tent camp at Fort Edward...
    http://www.public.asu.edu/~ialong/Taylor40.txt


A Continuing Exploration of the Life and Death of William Desmond Taylor
Taylorology, Issue 12, December 1993
...The facts of William Desmond Taylor's military service are as follows:
He enlisted as a private in the British Army and arrived at Camp Fort Edward,
Nova Scotia, Canada, in August 1918...
    http://www.public.asu.edu/~ialong/Taylor12.txt







Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
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Fort Edward cannons Fort Edward cannons Windsor
    /hantsco/fortedcann.html


Flora MacDonald plaque Flora MacDonald plaque Windsor
    /hantsco/floramem.html


Windsor Exhibition founded in 1765 Windsor Exhibition founded in 1765
    /hantsco/windex.html


Hants County war memorial Hants County war memorial Windsor
    /hantsco/hantsco2wwmem.html


T.C. Haliburton plaque T.C. Haliburton plaque Windsor
    /hantsco/halibrtn.html


A.L. Haliburton plaque A.L. Haliburton plaque Windsor
    /hantsco/baronhalmem.html


Robert Christie plaque Robert Christie plaque Windsor
    /hantsco/christiemem.html


Alden Nowlan plaque Alden Nowlan plaque Windsor
    /hantsco/nowlanamem.html


Sir Robert Laird Borden monument Sir Robert Laird Borden Monument Grand Pre
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Abraham Gesner Monument Chipman Corner
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Acacia Villa School cairn Acacia Villa School monument Hortonville
    /kingsco/avschool.html


Planters monument Planters monument Horton Landing
    /kingsco/plantermon.html


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Morden: French Cross monument French Cross monument Morden
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Falmouth: Sainte-Famille Parish Cemetery Sainte-Famille Parish Cemetery Falmouth
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Bloody Creek monument Monument: Bloody Creek 1757 Bloody Creek
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Halifax war memorial, Grand Parade Halifax war memorial The Cenotaph, Grand Parade
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Welsford-Parker monument Welsford-Parker monument, Crimean War Halifax
    /hfxrm/crimeamon.html


Plaque: Old Burying Ground Old Burying Ground plaque Halifax
    /hfxrm/oldburygnd.html


William Hall monument, Hantsport William Hall monument Hantsport
    /hantsco/hallmem.html


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First uploaded to the Internet:   2002 December 23
New photograph added:   2003 December 24
1908 postcard added:   2004 October 19
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