At Saint John, New Brunswick, the British built a Martello tower to help defend this strategic port city. The tower stood on a hill where it commanded a 360-degree view of the harbor, town, and surrounding countryside. The war was already over by the time the tower was completed, but as things turned out, it was never needed. New Brunswick was in a relatively quiet sector, and the Americans never threatened the town. A familiar and much-loved Saint John landmark, the Carleton Martello Tower has been designated a national historic site. The tower is located just south of Highway 1 in West Saint John. Open to the public during warm-weather months, it offers a grand view of the city and the Bay of Fundy.