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Strategic forts of Gaspé: general information

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Strategic forts of Gaspé

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  • Type of destination: Points of Interest
  • Location of destination: Canada - Québec
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Since the Gulf of St. Lawrence was a strategic spot for enemy invasions (German submarines were known to be there starting in 1941), Gaspé became a strategic spot for the Ministry of National Defence. A naval base with 3000 men was built at Sandy Beach in order to patrol the Gulf. Strategic forts were sprinkled over the territory, and remnants of that time still exist today, such as the Fort Peninsula galleries at the entrance to Forillon National Park, the Fort Ramsay naval base at Sandy Beach, and the shoreline batteries ...
Since the Gulf of St. Lawrence was a strategic spot for enemy invasions (German submarines were known to be there starting in 1941), Gaspé became a strategic spot for the Ministry of National Defence. A naval base with 3000 men was built at Sandy Beach in order to patrol the Gulf. Strategic forts were sprinkled over the territory, and remnants of that time still exist today, such as the Fort Peninsula galleries at the entrance to Forillon National Park, the Fort Ramsay naval base at Sandy Beach, and the shoreline batteries at Cap-aux-Os and Fort-Prével.
Learn more about Canada's Naval History at the Canadian War Museum.
Since the Gulf of St. Lawrence was a strategic spot for enemy invasions (German submarines were known to be there starting in 1941), Gaspé became a strategic spot for the Ministry of National Defence. A naval base with 3000 men was built at Sandy Beach in order to patrol the Gulf. Strategic forts were sprinkled over the territory, and remnants of that time still exist today, such as the Fort Peninsula galleries at the entrance to Forillon National Park, the Fort Ramsay naval base at Sandy Beach, and the shoreline batteries ...

Strategic forts of Gaspé: nearby sleeping facilities

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6 preferred sleeping facilities (B&B's, inns, motels, etc.):

Hôtel Motel Le Pharillon
Motel le Noroît
Auberge du Saumonier Lodge
Motel Du Haut Phare
Auberge Motel Caribou
Motel Chalet Baie De Gaspé

Strategic forts of Gaspé: nearby destinations

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