Photographs of
Green Island
Cannon

pre-1761

Believed to be made of wrought iron,
hoop-and-stave construction


Centreville
Cape Sable Island
Shelburne County
Nova Scotia

Located at the Archelaus Smith Museum on the east side of Highway 330

GPS location:   43°28'59"N   65°36'37"W



Green Island cannon


Green Island cannon


Green Island cannon
This document, on display at the Archelaus Smith Museum,
is not dated. We do not know when it was written, or when
this ancient cannon was moved from Green Island to its
present location. 1990s? 1980s? 1970s?


Archelaus Smith Museum


The above photographs were taken on 14 August 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...



Archelaus Smith Historical Society





Links to Relevant Websites

Cannon History and Technology Gunfounding 101
by the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, Key West, Florida
    http://www.melfisher.org/cannonsurvey/gunfounding101.htm


Manufacturing a wrought-iron cannon
by the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, Key West, Florida
    http://www.melfisher.org/cannonsurvey/forgedguns.htm


Manufacturing a cast-iron or cast-bronze cannon
by the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, Key West, Florida
    http://www.melfisher.org/cannonsurvey/castguns.htm


Wrought Iron Through the Ages by Fagan's Forge
    http://www.fagansforge.com/html/about_wrought_iron_.html


Iron Working
    http://www.regia.org/ironwork.htm


Cannons: Reconstruction of Early Medieval Cannons by David Lazenby
    http://www.middelaldercentret.dk/english/cannon2.htm







Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1763.ca/remem/plaques.html



Clark's Harbour war memorial Clark's Harbour war memorial Clark's Harbour
    http://ns1763.ca/shelbco/clarkswarm.html


Barrington war memorial Barrington war memorial
    http://ns1763.ca/shelbco/barrmem.html


Barrington: Old Meeting House 1765 Old Meeting House 1765 Barrington
    http://ns1763.ca/shelbco/barrmeethse.html


Cape Sable Settlers 1761 Cape Sable Settlers 1761 Barrington
    http://ns1763.ca/shelbco/sable200.html


Birchtown Black Loyalist memorial Black Loyalist memorial Birchtown
    http://ns1763.ca/shelbco/birchtown.html


Shelburne war memorial Shelburne war memorial
    http://ns1763.ca/shelbco/shlbrnmon.html


CFS Shelburne closure memorial CFS Shelburne closure memorial Shelburne
    http://ns1763.ca/shelbco/roycan63anchor.html


Fort St. Louis monument Fort St. Louis, 1630 Port LaTour
    http://ns1763.ca/shelbco/fortstlouis.html


Woods Harbour war memorial Woods Harbour war memorial Woods Harbour
    http://ns1763.ca/shelbco/woodshbrwar.html


Woods Harbour fisherman's memorial Woods Harbour fisherman's memorial Woods Harbour
    http://ns1763.ca/shelbco/wdhbrfisherm.html


Arcadia war memorial Arcadia war memorial Arcadia
    http://ns1763.ca/yarmco/arcadiamem.html


Korean War memorial Korean War memorial Yarmouth
    http://ns1763.ca/yarmco/koreamem.html


Carleton Village war memorial Carleton Village war memorial Carleton Village
    http://ns1763.ca/shelbco/carletonvill.html


Donald McKay memorial Donald McKay memorial Jordan Falls
    http://ns1763.ca/shelbco/dmckay.html


Allendale Shipyard plaque Allendale Shipyard plaque Allendale
    http://ns1763.ca/shelbco/allendalem.html


Go To:   History of Telegraph and Telephone Companies in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/tele/telephone.html

Go To:   History of Railway Companies in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/rail/railways.html

Go To:   History of Electric Power Companies in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/electric/electric.html

Go To:   History of Automobiles in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/auto/automobiles.html

Go To:   Nova Scotia History, Chapter One
    http://newscotland1398.ca/hist/nshistory01.html

Go To:   Nova Scotia Historical Biographies
    http://newscotland1398.ca/hist/nshistory00.html#ns-historical-biog

Go To:   Proclamations: Land Grants in Nova Scotia 1757, '58, '59
    http://planter2010.ca/proc/proclamations-ndx.html

Go To:   Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1805, edited by Richard John Uniacke
    http://ns1763.ca/law/ns-statutes1805-titlepg.html

Go To:   Home Page
    http://ns1763.ca/index.html



First uploaded to the WWW:   2003 November 15
Latest update:   2010 May 13