Fort George (Castine, Maine)
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Fort George - British fort built to defend their colony New Ireland
|Location||Wadsworth St. off Battle Ave., Castine, Maine|
|Area||0 acres (0 ha)|
|NRHP Reference #||69000007|
|Added to NRHP||December 30, 1969|
Fort George (formerly Fort Majebigwaduce or Fort Castine) was an earthworks fort built by Great Britain to defend its new founded colony, New Ireland, during the American Revolutionary War. The fort is most well known for helping to defeat the American patriot Penobscot Expedition's attempt to reclaim the territory.
Fort George is included in the National Register of Historic Places listings in Maine. The roughly 3-acre remains of the fort are located on the Bagaduce Peninsula in the town of Castine in Hancock County in eastern Maine. The British dug a defensive canal that is still visible in satellite photos. The fort is currently a park. The perimeter of the fort is an earthen mound that is still present. Inside the perimeter is a baseball diamond.
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