1743A fort was built on Watch Hill in Fort Square.Economy and Industry, Government and Public Service, Infrastructure, Military

Gloucester Town Records, 1694-1762. Vol. 2, 1762, p. 182
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Gloucester Town Records, 1694-1762. Vol. 2, 1762, p. 182

In 1741 and 1742, with the possible threat of a French invasion, the General Court allocated funds for the fortification of the inner harbor.

Gloucester Town Records, 1694-1762. Vol. 2, 1762, https://archive.org/details/GLOOriginalRecords16941762Images/mode/2up Babson, John James, and Samuel Chandler. History of the Town of Gloucester, Cape Anne, Including the Town of Rockport. Procter Brothers, 1860, http://archive.org/details/historytownglou00changoog
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