12-inch disappearing gun, Cushing Island, 1930

Courtesy of Tom Richards, an individual partner

12-inch disappearing gun, Cushing Island, 1930

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Fort Levett on Cushing Island housed an M1895 12-inch gun mounted on a M1917 barbette carriage.

Fort Levett was a former US Army fort built on Cushing Island in Casco Bay, beginning in 1898. The fort was heavily fortified with guns for coastal defense. Fort Levett was conceived under the Endicott Program in 1885 and started in the wake of the Spanish–American War.

Fort Levett was named for English explorer Captain Christopher Levett, an early explorer of the New England coast and the first European to settle what is today Portland.

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About This Item

  • Title: 12-inch disappearing gun, Cushing Island, 1930
  • Creation Date: 1930
  • Subject Date: 1930
  • Town: Cushing Island
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic Print
  • Dimensions: 7.6 cm x 12.7 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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