Ammunition magazine, Fort Preble, 1959

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Description

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.

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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

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Maine Historical Society
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