Cape Spear Battery in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

In 1941, two all-but-obsolete American 10-inch breech loading M1888 guns were installed at the new Cape Spear Battery on the easternmost tip of Canada. The goal: To defend the entrance to St. John’s harbor and help protect World War II convoys between North America and Europe.

Cape Spear is famous for two things: being the easternmost point in Canada (and North America, although some might argue with that) and for its lighthouse, which has been in operation since 1836. Less famous is Cape...

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