Fort McClary State Historic Site

Fort McClary State Historic Site in Kittery, Maine

The Fort McClary State Historic Site is a historic military complex in Kittery, Maine. This old fort sits right on the Portsmouth Harbor. Historic Specs

Cape Elizabeth Fire Control Tower

Cape Elizabeth Fire Control Tower on Cape Elizabeth Military Reservation and now in the present-day Two Lights State Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

The Cape Elizabeth Fire Control Tower is a historic structure in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. It was built in 1942 and now stands in a public park.

Battery 201

Battery 201 at Two Lights State Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Battery 201 is an abandoned coastal gun battery that was built during World War 2. It now stands in a public park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

Trundy Point Observation Tower

Trundy Point Observation Tower on Avon Road in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Let’s go explore the abandoned Trundy Point Observation Towers in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. These are two fascinating historic military structures that were once used to detect and locate enemy vessels offshore. The coordinates from the tower observers would be used to direct fire upon enemies from nearby coastal batteries. The first tower seen from the […]

Battery Mason

Battery Mason on Fort Preble at Spring Point in South Portland, Maine

Battery Rivardi is an abandoned coastal gun battery at Spring Point in the present-day Fort Preble Park in South Portland, Maine.

Battery Rivardi

Battery Rivardi at Fort Preble in South Portland, Maine

Battery Rivardi is an abandoned Endicott Period concrete coastal gun battery in present-day Fort Preble Park in South Portland, Maine. It was built in 1906 and originally equipped with two 6-inch M1903 guns mounted on M1903 Disappearing carriages. Battery Rivardi Establishment The Civil War’s advancements in weaponry rendered smoothbore cannons and masonry forts obsolete. The […]

Fort Williams Central Powerhouse

Fort Williams Central Powerhouse at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

The Fort Williams Central Powerhouse is a fascinating abandoned and historic structure in Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The Quartermaster Corps erected this structure in 1905 to serve as Fort Williams’ main power source. To shield it from the fire of opposing warships, the building was constructed of reinforced concrete and placed in […]

Eagle Lake & West Branch Locomotives (Maine Ghost Trains)

Eagle Lake & West Branch Locomotives, also known as the Maine Ghost Trains, in East Lake Township, Maine

The Eagle Lake & West Branch Locomotives are two abandoned trains located in the Maine North Woods. They were originally used to carry pulpwood along the Eagle Lake and West Branch Railroad which operated from 1927 to 1933. During its operations, the trains allowed the Great Northern Paper Company to produce almost one-fifth of the […]

Battery Blair

Battery Blair at Fort Williams State Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Battery Blair is an old abandoned coastal gun battery located on Fort Williams in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Battery Blair Establishment After being completed in 1791, Portland Head Lighthouse stood alone on Cape Elizabeth’s coasts for many years. But, the Endicott Period followed. Under the leadership of Secretary of War William C. Endicott, US President Grover […]

Battery Garesche

Battery Garesche at Fort Williams State Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Battery Garesche is an abandoned Endicott Period 6-inch coastal gun battery located in Fort Williams State Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Battery Garesche Establishment Portland Head Lighthouse was finished in 1791 and for many decades it stood by itself on the shores of Cape Elizabeth. But, then came the Endicott Period. A joint army, navy, […]