Arcadia War Memorial
WW1 1914 – 1918
Arcadia Yarmouth County Nova Scotia
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.
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 onTV, or at occasional demonstrations at historic sites. Intheir day, cannons were the most powerful, far-reaching and fearsome weaponsavailable…