Fort James

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Fort James was built in the 18th Century and was strategically located in order to guard Fort Bay and the cove. It was built in response to a marine invasion carried out by the French naval forces and was named in honor of King James II of England. Although all that stands today are the foundation walls and several cannons, the fort offers an interesting insight into the history of the island. The fort and its grounds offer its guests unmatched views of the clear blue waters of the North Atlantic ocean and the verdant hills and mountains that flank Saint John's northwestern waterfronts.

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