Oakville Images
"Martello Tower," or Prince of Wales Tower (1796) Halifax, Nova Scotia


Description
Creator:
A.R. Cogswell & Co, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Postcards
Description:
Postcard to Mrs. R.B. Layton, Medicine Hat, Alberta, mailed from Bedford, Nova Scotia. The photo is of Prince of Wales Tower, one of five constructed in Nova Scotia, which currently resides in Point Pleasant Park, Halifax. In the spring of 1796, with fear of the possible arrival of the French West Indies fleet, construction of the Martello Tower commenced by the British military. This particular tower is the last remaining tower of the original five and it was named a National Historic Site of Canada in 1943.
Inscriptions:
Reverse side reads:
June 1
Does this place look familiar at all? Having grand time. Haven't had a chance yet to look up many of the old land marks. Am enjoying the sea breezes. In Bedford now for a time but going back to Dartmouth.
Publisher:
Photogelatine Engraving Co,. Ltd.
Place of Publication:
Ottawa, Canada
Date of Original:
1 June 1942
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
OILL0115
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Nova Scotia, Canada
    Latitude: 44.64533 Longitude: -63.57239
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Oakville Public Library

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Oakville ON L6J 2Z4

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"Martello Tower," or Prince of Wales Tower (1796) Halifax, Nova Scotia


Postcard to Mrs. R.B. Layton, Medicine Hat, Alberta, mailed from Bedford, Nova Scotia. The photo is of Prince of Wales Tower, one of five constructed in Nova Scotia, which currently resides in Point Pleasant Park, Halifax. In the spring of 1796, with fear of the possible arrival of the French West Indies fleet, construction of the Martello Tower commenced by the British military. This particular tower is the last remaining tower of the original five and it was named a National Historic Site of Canada in 1943.