Fort Halifax (Maine)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 44° 32.372 W 069° 37.729
19T E 450044 N 4931992
Quick Description: Fort Halifax was a U.S. colonial outpost on the Kennebec River at modern-day Winslow, Maine. It is a National Historic Landmark.
Location: Maine, United States
Date Posted: 12/14/2009 3:35:12 AM
Waymark Code: WM7WKK
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 6

Long Description:
Fort Halifax was a fort on the north bank of the Sebasticook River. Its blockhouse, which survives, is the oldest blockhouse in the United States. It was part of a garrison built by the Province of Massachusetts Bay in 1754-1755 at the outset of the French and Indian War. On July 25, 1754, Major General John Winslow arrived with a force of 600 soldiers to establish the fort at the confluence of the Kennebec River with the Sebasticook River. The palisaded defense was intended to prevent Quebec and its Native American allies from using the Kennebec River valley as a route to attack English settlements.
It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1968.

On April 1, 1987, a flood dismantled the blockhouse. Some logs from it were found as far south as forty miles. The fort was reconstructed on the original site, with as much of the original materials as were recovered

Source: (visit link)
Wikipedia Url: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
To post a visit log to this waymark you need to visit and write about the actual physical location. Any pictures you take at the location would be great, as well.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Trails.com Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Wikipedia Entries
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
scrapcat visited Fort Halifax (Maine) 2/7/2012 scrapcat visited it
Homis visited Fort Halifax (Maine) 5/9/2011 Homis visited it
nomadwillie visited Fort Halifax (Maine) 7/21/2009 nomadwillie visited it

View all visits/logs