Fort Sullivan powder house remains, Eastport, 2018

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The remains of the powder house of Fort Sullivan are on Clark’s Hill in Eastport. The facilities were constructed in 1808 on one of the highest points in Eastport, with a four gun (cannons) circular earthwork, a wooden blockhouse, and wooden barracks.

In 1814, Fort Sullivan was defended by 50-70 army men and about 250 militiamen led by U.S. Army Major Perley Putnam during the British capture of Eastport. The British renamed the facilities "Fort Sherbrooke" in honor of Lieutenant Governor John Sherbrooke of Nova Scotia. The name was changed back to Fort Sullivan after the British ended their occupation in 1818.

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  • Title: Fort Sullivan powder house remains, Eastport, 2018
  • Creation Date: 2018
  • Subject Date: 1814
  • Town: Eastport
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME
  • Media: Digital photograph
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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