Fort McKinley, North Fork Mining Casemate, West side of Seal Cove Lane north of Wood Side Dri, Portland, Cumberland County, ME
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West side of Seal Cove Lane north of Wood Side Dri, Portland, ME
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER ME-59-A
Building/structure dates: 1893 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1902 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1909 subsequent work
Significance: Fort McKinley attains significance as the largest of Portland Harbor's five military complexes built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The fort protected Maine's principal city with one of the most well-defended harbors in the country. The North Fork Mining Casemate is one of two mining casemates started in the 1890s at Fort McKinley. They were the first structures built at Fort McKinley.
Military Art & Science
Beard, Christine S., Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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