Fort Williams, Cape Elizabeth, ca. 1914

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Landscape photograph of Fort Williams in Cape Elizabeth at the start of the first World War. Established in 1872, the batteries were built in 1898. Ft. Williams served as a sub-post to Fort Preble located at Spring Point in South Portland.

Fort Williams became fully manned when WWI broke out, hosting Coast Artillery Corps and Maine National Guard in preparation for potential air raids coming from overseas.

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  • Title: Fort Williams, Cape Elizabeth, ca. 1914
  • Creation Date: circa 1914
  • Subject Date: circa 1914
  • Location: Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland County, 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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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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