This area was bought by the US Army in 1943 to expand the already established
Fort Pepperell Army Base. This area was used as a military training area
during WWI and later used during WWII. There's 6 ammo bunkers in one area of
the hill behind the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Some of
these bunkers have been used for various things since the base was closed
including a hydroponic farm, and for storage. At least one of them is still
being used for storing dangerous chemicals. Theres roads and
trails going through out most of the hills and rusted car wrecks everywhere.
At the end of one of the trials there is the dump site where the US Air Force
buried everything from oil drums, to jeeps to stoves when the base closed
in 1961. This area is pretty toxic but cool none the less. From the trail
it looks just like a grass covered field but if you look close there's
metal and pieces of vehicles sticking out of the ground everywhere. At the
back of the field there is a small pond which is filled with old barrels.
Right next to the pond there is some bright orange bubbling mud that doesn't
look too healthy. Along the edges of the dump you can see some of the cooler
things sticking out of the ground. Along the back there are lots more barrels
that say "Property of US Army" on them. In one spot you can see the back end
of an old Army Jeep sticking out of the ground. There have been lots of
other civilian junk dumped there since the 60's but the army stuff was barely
burried below the topsoil so it's easy to just pull up the grass and find stuff.
If you follow the road behind the RCMP building you come to a big well maintained
road that leads up to the Canadian Magnetic Observatory which was building in the
1970's and is still maintained today. Before the observatory there's a fork in the
road on right next to that there's a underground 50,000 gallon tank. The entrance
hatch to this tank is spot welded shut which could easily be removed if needed.
At the bottom of the hill there's lots of foundations from "butler" buildings
from the Radar station that was located just of White Hills Road. On the other
end of the hill near the ocean there used to be a coastal gun battery similar to the
one at Red Cliff, which we haven't found yet. We're not even sure if the thing