Fort Williams - Cape Elizabeth ME
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 43° 37.379 W 070° 12.554
19T E 402438 N 4830710
Quick Description: This former military installation, begun in 1873 and known as The Battery at Portland Head, was a sub-post of Fort Preble until 1898 when it became a separate independent fort.
Location: Maine, United States
Date Posted: 9/16/2020 3:40:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM134W3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 1

Long Description:
Fort Williams
This former military installation, begun in 1873 and known as The Battery at Portland Head, was a sub-post of Fort Preble until 1898 when it became a separate independent fort.
It was designated Fort Williams in honor of Brevet Major General Seth Williams, a native of Maine, and Assistant Adjutant General, U.S. Army.
This coastal defense installation guarded the entrance to Casco Bay and was the headquarters for the harbor defenses of Portland.
It remained an active military base until it was closed in 1964.
Address and /or location:
Location: 1000 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, 04107


Who put it there (Sponsor): South Portland - Cape Elizabeth Historical Society

Date (Erected or Dediated): 1/1/1999

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