Battery O'Flyng (1906-1918) - Battery Elijah O'Flyng is a concrete rifled gun battery built at Fort Canby starting in August 1904 and completed in December 1905. It was transferred to the Coast Artillery 27 Feb 1906 at a cost of $39,290. Named for Ensign Elijah O'Flyng, 23rd U.S. Infantry who died 18 Sep 1814 at the siege of Fort Erie during the War of 1812. It is the only Fort Canby battery that faces in towards the Columbia River mouth.
Endicott Period (1890-1910)
World War I (1917-1918)
The original guns were removed in 1918 and remounted in Battery Harvey Allen. The carriages were sold and removed the same year.
The battery is not accessible to the public except by permission of the Coast Guard. Most of the battery is overgrown but in excellent condition. The rooms are dry and empty, with some clutter. No period guns or carriages are in place.
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Visited: 26 Jun 2009