Charlottetown in Queens County, Prince Edward Island — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
A Dutiful Citizen / Un citoyen consciencieux
This cannon fell off a cliff near Fort Amherst and landed in Charlottetown Harbour. Pulled from the water by Theophilus DesBrisay, it was brought into town and placed in the ground outside his family's drug store, Apothecaries Hall. Posted here, at the corner of Queen and Grafton Streets, the cannon served Charlottetown well: propping up tired townsfolk, hitching horses, and flying flags during royal visits from Britain.
Ce canon est tombé d'une falaise près du fort Amherst et il a abouti dans le port dé Charlottetown. Theophilus DesBrisay l'a sorti de l'eau, l'a amené en ville et l'a placé dans le sol près de la pharmacie de sa famille, Apothecaries Hall. Installé ici à l'intersection des rues Queen et Grafton, le canon a bien servi Charlottetown : des passants fatigués s'y sont appuyés, on y a attaché des chevaux et des drapeaux y ont flotté lors des visites de la royauté britannique.
Erected by Historic Charlottetown.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Patriots & Patriotism.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 Queen Street, Charlottetown PE C1A 4B5, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Apothecaries Hall (here, next to this marker); Confederation Centre of the Arts (a few steps from this marker); Big Donald (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Charlottetown City Hall (about 120 meters away); A Neoclassical Design / Un style néoclassique (about 150 meters away); Prince Edward Island War Memorial (about 150 meters away); Charlottetown (about 150 meters away); A BIG Year / Une année CRUCIALE (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottetown.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Apothecaries Hall
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.