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Fort Baldwin

Fort Baldwin (2001)

Cannon Emplacement Overlooking Islands in the Kennebec River (2001)

Cannon Emplacement Overlooking Islands in the Kennebec River (2001)

Islands in the Kennebec River from Fort Baldwin (2001)

Islands in the Kennebec River from Fort Baldwin (2001)

is located on Sabino Hill in Phippsburg. Constructed between 1905 and 1912, three batteries are hidden in the woods overlooking the mouth of the Kennebec River and old Fort Popham.

During World War I, it housed two artillery companies guarding access to central Maine from Bath to Augusta.

In the Second World War, a tall fire-control tower was built to direct artillery if needed.  It was not needed. The Fort has been part of Popham State Park since 1924.

Fort Baldwin (2001)

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