Fort Edward Cannons

Fort Edward Blockhouse, Windsor -6

Photographs of
Fort Edward Cannons

Fort Edward National Historic Site

Windsor Hants County Nova Scotia


GPS location: 44°59’48″N 64°08’07″W

Fort Edward National Historic Site, Windsor
Fort Edward National Historic Site, Windsor

Photographed 21 November 2002

East cannon

Cast iron

Fort Edward: East cannon, looking northward
East cannon, looking northward

Photographed 24 December 2003

Fort Edward: East cannon, looking westward
East cannon, looking westward

Photographed 24 December 2003

Fort Edward: East cannon, right-hand trunnion face
Right-hand trunnion face

Photographed in the yellow light of the rising sun
Corroded foundry marks, difficult to read
Photographed 24 December 2003

Fort Edward: East cannon
East cannon

Photographed 24 December 2003

Fort Edward Blockhouse, Windsor
Fort Edward Blockhouse, Windsor

Photographed 24 December 2003

Also see: Fort Edward blockhouse

West cannon

Cast iron

Fort Edward: West cannon
West cannon

In the distance we see the Avon River at low tide
Photographed 26 December 2003

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