Fort George (Castine, Maine)

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Fort George
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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)
Built 1779 (1779)
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 69000007[1]
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.

Legacy[edit]

Fort George is the site of Majabigwaduce, the location for Bernard Cornwell's 2010 book The Fort about the Penobscot Expedition.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 


Coordinates: 44°23′28″N 68°48′20″W / 44.3910°N 68.8056°W / 44.3910; -68.8056 (Fort George)