East Battery

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Black and white photograph of East Battery looking north towards East Bay Street (see MK 7011). A cannon with a pyramid of cannon balls is visible to the left in front of the Louis DeSaussure House located at 1 East Battery.

In the mid-1700s, this area was made of large earthenworks of mud and sand in which wooden platforms were laid to support cannons. During the War of 1812, cannons were positioned all along this area and is thought to be the reason why it was named "East Battery".