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|Leith Martello Tower is located within the secure area of the Port of Leith, facing out onto the Firth of Forth. Built in 1809, during the Napoleonic Wars, the 9-m (30-foot) high tower was part of a network designed to prevent a French invasion and see off American Privateers. ||01/02/2007||661|
|Krudttårnet built 1686-1690, is a three-storey Martello tower. On the top floor (canon deck) you can see a range of artillery. The lower floors contain exhibitions on the history of Fladstrand and the harbour. The tower was used as a base by the naval hero, Tordenskiold, during the Northern War.|
1974 it was decided to move the tower from the original place because of the expansio...
|Sydney's Alcatraz - Fort Denison is a defensive facility occupying a small island located north of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney Harbour. Originally named Pinchgut (possibly owing to the poor quality and quantity of food given to imprisoned convicts), the island was used as a place of confinement for recalcitrant convicts during the early period of British settlement. The fortress, whic...||08/17/2005||722|
|Bermuda was first settled in 1609 by shipwrecked English colonists headed for Virginia. Tourism to the island to escape North American winters first developed in Victorian times.The country enjoys one of the highest per capita incomes in the world.||07/03/2005||3,989|
|The James Joyce Tower was one of a series of Martello towers built to withstand an invasion by Napoleon and now holds a museum devoted to the life and works of James Joyce, who made the tower the setting for the first chapter of his masterpiece, Ulysses. |
Beautifully located eight miles south of Dublin on the coast road, this tower is the perfect setting for a museum dedicated to...
|685 ft cruise liner off of Ordnance Island, Bermuda.||04/07/2006||643|
|Appropriately located on Church Street, the Bermuda Cathedral is a neo-Gothic Anglican church designed by Scottish architect William Hay.||09/18/2005||427|
|Built 500 metres off the isle of Grain, Kent, UK.|
Originally completed in 1855 and is similar in construction to other Martello towers that can be found around the Kent coast.
The tower was modified in 1910 with the addition of 4.7" quick fire guns to protect ships moored at Sheerness or Chatham from high speed torpedo boats.
The guns were removed in 1929 an...
|Sandgate Castle was one of Henry VIII's Device Forts. Built in 1539 near Sandgate, Kent, its exposed location has led to much damage by storm tides. Converted to a Martello Tower in the early 1800s, it is now in private ownership.||10/15/2005||370|
|The Bleriot Ferry crosses the Red Deer River near Drumheller, Alberta, Canada. The ferry carries around 24,000 vehicles annually.||08/13/2007||720|
|Broughty Castle is a historic castle in Broughty Ferry, Scotland, completed around 1495 Although the site may have been first fortified in 1454 when the fourth Earl of Angus received permission to build on the site. The main tower house forming the centre of the castle with four floors was built by Lord Gray who was granted the castle in 1490. ||07/16/2006||676|
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