Photographs of
Five Houses
Cannon

Cast iron


Lower LaHave
Lunenburg County
Nova Scotia

Located at the intersection of Lower LaHave Road
with Kraut Point Road and Five Houses Road


GPS location:   44°17'06"N   64°20'07"W
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Five Houses cast iron cannon


Five Houses cast iron cannon

One morning in 1897 a Royal Salute was fired...

This Royal Salute probably was fired as part of the vast celebration in June 1897,
throughout the British Empire, of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, the sixtieth
anniversary of her accession to the throne in June 1837. The biggest official event
of the Jubilee was the Review at Spithead, England, on Saturday, 26 June 1897.
(Might this have been the date of the LaHave River Royal Salute?)




Five Houses cast iron cannon


Five Houses cast iron cannon


Five Houses cast iron cannon
The foundry marked this cannon's weight as 32-1-4.
In what measurement system?


The above photographs were taken on 17 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...






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Mosher memorial Mosher memorial Lower LaHave
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Riverport war memorial Riverport war memorial Riverport
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Riverport: John Philip Ritcey monument Ritcey monument Riverport
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Blockhouse Hill cannon Blockhouse Hill cannon Lunenburg
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Fort Point monument Fort Point monument LaHave
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Camp Norway memorial Camp Norway memorial Lunenburg
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Veterans' Memorial Bridge Veterans' Memorial Bridge Bridgewater
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Military Engineers: Gold River Bridge Military Engineers Gold River Bridge
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Chester Basin war memorial Chester Basin war memorial Chester Basin
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Chester war memorial Chester war memorial Chester
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Chester bronze cannons Chester bronze cannons Chester
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Norwegian war memorial at Chester Norwegian war memorial Chester
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New Ross war memorial New Ross war memorial New Ross
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Parkdale-Maplewood war memorial Parkdale-Maplewood war memorial Parkdale-Maplewood
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The Ovens Gold Mines plaque The Ovens Gold Mines plaque The Ovens
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Schooner Bluenose plaque Schooner Bluenose plaque Lunenburg
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Sack-of-Lunenburg plaque 1782 Sack of Lunenburg plaque Lunenburg
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Lunenburg: Temperance Fountain Temperance Fountain Lunenburg
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Latest update:   2009 September 13