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Ocean City in Worcester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

British Manufactured Cannon

12 pounder-circa 1750

 
 
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By Don Morfe, May 30, 2013
1. British Manufactured Cannon Marker
Inscription. This cannon was most likely acquired by an American private armed vessel during the Revolutionary War or the War of 1812. It was uncovered in the 1980ís by a developer in front of a warehouse in the Fells Point area of Baltimore, MD. A common practice of the day was to use condemned cannons as ballast and or bollards on piers. Many were used as corner posts on warehouses to prevent wagon wheel hubs from damaging the corners of brick building.

Gift of Sewell Brown, Jr.
 
Location. 38° 19.533′ N, 75° 5.267′ W. Marker is in Ocean City, Maryland, in Worcester County. Marker is on South 2nd Street. Click for map. This marker is on the Boardwalk near the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Ocean City MD 21842, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "The White Marlin Capital of the World" (here, next to this marker); Anchor from the Sailboat Wreck (here, next to this marker); Largest Fish (a few steps from this marker); Treasures From The Past (within shouting distance of this marker); Island on the Move (within shouting distance of this marker); Boardwalk Construction 2000
British Manufactured Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 30, 2013
2. British Manufactured Cannon Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Blue Crab (within shouting distance of this marker); Birds of the Shore (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Ocean City.
 
Categories. War of 1812War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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