Fort Levett military training drills, Cushing Island, ca. 1917

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Fort Levett military training drills, Cushing Island, ca. 1917

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Fort Levett on Cushing Island was one of the prominent manned military forts in the Greater Portland Area during World War I. Soldiers are pictured in training formation uniformed and with guns. They appear to be instructed by six leaders.

Other active forts were Fort Preble in South Portland, Fort Williams in Cape Elizabeth, and Fort Mckinley on Great Diamond Island.

On these sites, soldiers were housed and trained in preparation for America's potential involvement in the war, which occurred by April of 1917, and to act as a national guard should any attacks have made their way stateside.

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  • Title: Fort Levett military training drills, Cushing Island, ca. 1917
  • Creation Date: circa 1917
  • Subject Date: circa 1917
  • Local Name: Cushing Island
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. S-7474, Misc. Box 264/7
  • Collection: Images of World War I military installations in Casco Bay, Maine
  • Object Type: Image

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