Chain Rock, St. John’s Harbour & Battery, Newfoundland & Labrador

Chain Rock, St. John’s Harbour & Battery, Newfoundland & Labrador

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Chain rock with the light beacon was given its name because during both World Wars there was a boom strung across the narrows to Pancake Rock on the south side to keep out enemy ships and later a chain was added to keep out German submarines.

The area where the colourful houses are snuggled into the hill is called the Battery. The Battery was at the lands' end of the narrows for the defence of St. John's Harbour in both World Wars.

There is a wonderful walking trail that starts at Signal Hill and veers down to the Battery with extraordinary views into the city. If you’re agile enough you can start from the bottom and walk up.

This is a reproduction of the original watercolour painting and the framing is handcrafted by the artist.