McLoughlin Point

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Looking toward James Bay, Esquimalt, and downtown Victoria

Adjacent to Work Point in Esquimalt, McLoughlin Point is a relatively unknown area, largely due to it’s military and industrial heritage. The point is surrounded by DND property, and until fairly recently, the area was home to a petroleum storage facility serviced by both marine and vehicle transport. It is currently the only parcel of land in the Capital Region that is zoned for a sewage treatment facility.

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Looking toward Ogden Point

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McLoughlin Point was home to a searchlight position (two lights in separate concrete emplacements) that supported the nearby coastal gun battery at Golf Hill from 1940 – 1944. The two searchlight emplacements still exist – while there is no public access, they can be viewed at close range from adjacent public land.

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Part of the Harbor Defense of Victoria and Esquimalt Harbors, the Golf Hill  coastal gun battery was equipped with two 12-pounder quick-firing (QF) MK1 AMTB guns on MK1 mounts. The guns transferred from Black Rock Battery in 1940.

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