1863The Old Fort was built at Eastern Point.Government and Public Service, Military

Plan of Officer’s Barracks at Eastern Point, 1863. Courtesy of Cape Ann Museum Library and Archives, D 34, FF 22
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This structure had ten mammoth guns and held a commanding view of the harbor.

Tibbets, Frederick Washington. The Story of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Permanently Settled 1623; an Address. [Gloucester, Clark the printer, 1917, http://archive.org/details/storyofglouceste01tibb Webber, John S. In and around Cape Ann: A Hand-Book of Gloucester, Mass., and Its Immediate Vicinity: For the Wheelman Tourist and the Summer Visitor. Printed at the Cape Ann advertiser office, 1885.
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