Photographs of
Arcadia
War Memorial

WW1     1914 – 1918


Monument

Arcadia
Yarmouth County
Nova Scotia

Located on the north side of Highway 3

GPS location:   43°49'32"N   66°04'19"W



Arcadia: war memorial


Arcadia: war memorial


Arcadia: cast iron cannon beside war memorial


Arcadia: cast iron cannon beside war memorial
This cannon was manufactured for George II Rex.
(King George II reigned 1727-1760).


Arcadia: cast iron cannon beside war memorial
This cannon weighs 1697 kg.
The foundry marked this cannon's weight as 33 - 1 - 17,
meaning 33 hundredweight plus one quarter plus 17 pounds.
One hundredweight equalled 112 pounds, and one quarterweight
equalled 28 pounds. Thus this cannon weighs 3741 pounds.
One kilogram equals 2.205 pounds.

This cannon's weight works out to 1697 kilograms
(at the time of manufacture, not much changed now).



The above photographs were taken on 19 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...






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