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Fort Standish was a coastal fort dating to the Endicott Period located on Lovell's Island in Massachusetts.[1] Named after Myles Standish, the fort would serve to host up to 7 batteries throughout its history. It is considered to be one of the first modern defenses of Boston Harbor.[2]


World War I and II

During World War I, the fort was expanded to include temporary structures such as quarters and additional storehouses.[1] However, after the war much of this had been reduced to three "permanent" buildings.[1]

Prior to the start of World War II, the fort also included temporary structures as it had previously in World War I.[1] In addition, the fort's complement increased to around 800 men, 14 officers and 4 NCOs.[1]


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