AN ISLAND AT WAR: THE PEAKS ISLAND MILITARY RESERVATION A GUIDE (BROCHURE FOR SELF-GUIDED TOUR)

AN ISLAND AT WAR
AN ISLAND AT WAR
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Take this brochure along on a tour of the Peaks Island Military Reservation! After the outbreak of World War II in Europe in 1939, Casco Bay became the most important harbor in the United States because of its closeness to Europe. Portland became the headquarters for the U. S. Navy's destroyers in the Atlantic and an anchorage for the Atlantic Fleet. After the United States' entry into the war, Peaks Island was selected as the most important of sites for new defenses. The War Department built 58 new buildings to accommodate approximately 800 troops at a cost of more than $2 million. Only 12 of the buildings survived a raging island-wide fire in 1957, but the remains of the Reservation are extensive and continue to attract visitors of Peaks Island. This guide provides comprehensive coverage of the sites to interested visitors. 20-page brochure with map