Shoal Tower

By: Lesley

Jul 06 2011

Category: Kingston


Focal Length:15.8mm
Shutter:1/0 sec

In the Confederation Basin in Kingston, stands one of four limestone martello towers built in the 1840s to protect Kingston’s harbour.  This one, the Shoal Tower, 11 m high and 16.5 m in diameter, and is now part of the Kingston Fortifications National Historic Site, was built on a shoal in Kingston Harbour in 1847 and occupied by soldiers until 1870.

Participating in Watery Wednesday

14 comments on “Shoal Tower”

  1. Is it open to visitors? Lovely shot.

  2. A great shot! I like the reflections in the water.

  3. Beautiful image and reflection! Thank you for sharing the reference link.

  4. That has been well looked after. I like the colours. Great shot!

  5. Beautiful capture!

    Watery Wednesday at my page.

  6. I hadn’t realised there are Martello Towers in the USA. This one manages to be beautiful.


  7. beautiful limestone walls. i wonder what’s inside this tower.

  8. Great building.I respect that this building remains for very long times.

  9. Great shot, a very interesting subject and the way you’ve captured the rippling reflection is very clever indeed.

  10. The shoal tower makes an interesting subject. I like see these old fortifications that were required to protect areas. Nice post.

  11. I would love to see this in person….

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