Photographs of
Bay View Cannons

Cast iron


Bay View
Digby County
Nova Scotia



Bay View cannons

Admiral Digby Museum, Digby



Bay View cannons

Admiral Digby Museum, Digby



Bay View cannon weighs 2112 kiolgrams

Admiral Digby Museum, Digby


This cannon weighs 2112 kg.

The foundry marked this cannon's weight as 41 - 2 - 10,
meaning 41 hundredweight plus 2 quarters plus 10 pounds.
One hundredweight equalled 112 pounds, and one quarterweight
equalled 28 pounds. Thus this cannon weighs 4658 pounds.
One kilogram equals 2.205 pounds.

This cannon's weight works out to 2112 kilograms
(at the time of manufacture, not much changed now).



Bay View: cannon manufactured for King George II

Admiral Digby Museum, Digby

Cannon manufactured for George II Rex
(King George II reigned 1727-1760)


Bay View cannons

Admiral Digby Museum, Digby



The above photographs were taken on 16 May 2003.



Other Old Cannons in Nova Scotia


What's the big deal about cannons?

Nowadays, cannon and other forms of artillery from the 1700s and 1800s are nothing more than quaint noise-makers.  We see them only in the movies and on TV, or at occasional demonstrations at historic sites.  In their day, cannons were the most powerful, far-reaching and fearsome weapons available...






Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
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S.S. Princess Louise monument S.S. Princess Louise monument Point Prim
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Loyalist Park cannons Loyalist Park cannons Digby
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Rossway war memorial Rossway war memorial Rossway
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Little River war memorial Little River war memorial Little River
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Tiverton war memorial Tiverton war memorial Tiverton
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Freeport war memorial Freeport war memorial Freeport
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Westport war memorial Westport war memorial Westport
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Westport Joshua Slocum memorial Joshua Slocum memorial Westport
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Clementsvale war memorial Clementsvale war memorial Clementsvale
    http://ns1763.ca/annapco/clemvalem.html


Clementsport war memorial Clementsport war memorial Clementsport
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Barton war memorial Barton war memorial Barton
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Bear River cannon Bear River cannon Bear River
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Smiths Cove war memorial Smiths Cove war memorial Smiths Cove
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Bear River war memorial Bear River war memorial Bear River
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Bridgetown war memorial Bridgetown war memorial Bridgetown
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Monument: Poutrincourt's 1607 Mill Poutrincourt's 1607 Mill monument LeQuille
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Fort Anne bronze cannon Fort Anne bronze cannon Annapolis Royal
    http://ns1763.ca/annapco/annebroncann.html


1849 Nova Scotia Pony Express monument 1849 Nova Scotia Pony Express monument Victoria Beach
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Latest update:   2009 September 13