Harwich in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
British 6 Pounder
This iron cannon is a British 6-pounder used on commercial ships. The “B” on the trunnion is a foundry marking. The gun is believed to have been brought to Harwich around 1815. It was fired at many town celebrations, but after several tragic accidents in which people were maimed or killed, the gun was spiked so it could never be fired again.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military.
Location. 41° 41.145′ N, 70° 4.597′ W. Marker is in Harwich, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker is at the intersection of Parallel Street and Main Street, on the left when traveling west on Parallel Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 80 Parallel Street, Harwich MA 02645, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brooks Grinding Stone (here, next to this marker); Jonathan Walker (a few steps from this marker); Harwich Men (a few steps from this marker); Harwich Historical Society (a few steps from this marker); Albro House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of the Bulge Harwich War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Harwich Supreme Sacrifice Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harwich.
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