WW1 1914 – 1918
Located on the north side of Highway 3
GPS location: 43°49'32"N 66°04'19"W
This cannon was manufactured for George II Rex.
(King George II reigned 1727-1760).
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...
Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
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Carleton war memorial Carleton
Kemptville war memorial Kemptville, Yarmouth County
Kempt war memorial Kempt
Woods Harbour war memorial Woods Harbour
Woods Harbour fisherman's memorial Woods Harbour
Carleton Village war memorial Carleton Village
Clark's Harbour war memorial Clark's Harbour
Green Island cannon Centreville
Old Meeting House 1765 Barrington
Barrington war memorial Barrington
Shelburne war memorial Shelburne
CFS Shelburne closure memorial Shelburne
Fort St. Louis, 1630 Port LaTour
Donald McKay memorial Jordan Falls
Cape Sable Settlers 1761 Barrington
Black Loyalist memorial Birchtown
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First uploaded to the WWW: 2003 October 18
Latest update: 2010 April 17