The Hill Has Mast

Citadel Hill was a fortress to protect Halifax Harbour. It is an amazing place to visit and realize that they created this place with hand power, man power and absolutely none of the modern conveniences that are available to construct places today.

I forget the exact reason for the Mast’s being built from within the fortress but I remember two versions. One was so that lookouts could see into the harbour or they wanted to create a decoy and fool incoming threats that they were looming in on the harbour with ships……. only to be greeted by a huge number of cannon and fire power.

Derek Shanks Photography