Contributed by Maine Historical Society
The concrete body of an ammunition magazine at Fort Preble in South Portland is exposed when the earthen cover was removed for fill for a building at the Maine Vocational Technical Institute.
The magazine was used during the Civil War and expanded during the Spanish-American War.
At various times the magazines held bagged powder, mortar ammunition for disappearing rifled artillery and 90 mm anti-aircraft shells.
About This Item
- Title: Ammunition magazine, Fort Preble, 1959
- Creator: Portland Evening Express
- Creation Date: 1959-12-17
- Subject Date: 1959-12-17
- Town: South Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Local Code: Photographs -- South Portland -- Misc.
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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