East Battery

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Enlarged black and white photograph of East Battery during a storm. The photographer shot the image looking south from the vicinity of the Missroon House at 40 East Bay. Large waves are crashing over the Battery wall and the trees show evidence of strong winds. Note the lone figure standing between the waves on High Battery. This could possibly be Hurricane Able which occurred in 1952 or Hurricane Cindy that occurred in 1959. Please contact the Museum's Archives with any information regarding the named storm.

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".