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Canadian Historic Sites: Occasional Papers in Archaeology and History No. 15

A History of Martello Towers in the Defence of British North America, 1796-1871

by Ivan J. Saunders

Appendix F. Carleton Tower, Saint John, N.B.

Built: 1813-15
Armed: 1866
Disarmed: after 1877
Demolished: (extant, 1972)
Facing material: rubble masonry
Diameter: 50 ft.
Height: 30 ft.
Wall thickness: 6 ft.
Parapet height: 5 ft.
Storeys: two
Purpose: to defend the western land approaches to the city of Saint John.

28 Carleton Martello tower, 1971. (Photograph by author.)

29 Plan of the city of Saint John, N.B., 1815, showing location of new military works. (Public Archives of Canada.)

30 Carleton Martello tower, floor plans and section of the proposed tower, 1813. (Public Archives of Nova Scotia.)

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