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US 13-inch Sea-Coast Mortar

Model 1861 - Dictator Type

 
 
US 13-inch Sea-Coast Mortar Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, September 21, 2021
1. US 13-inch Sea-Coast Mortar Marker
Inscription.  This 13-inch mortar cannon is a true replica of those in place at Battery Park from the early 1900s to 1942.

The originals were thought to be part of the Confederate arsenal at Fort Sumter, which is recognized as the official beginning of the Civil War, on April 12, 1861.

After standing guard on this site for 40 years, they were given to the War Production Board in 1942 to be melted down and used to support the efforts of WWII.

This replica was cast by the Bay Cast Companies in Bay City, Michigan, in May 2016.
Generously donated by The Holman Family and
Employees of the Bay Cast Companies

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWar, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is April 12, 1861.
 
Location. 43° 35.858′ N, 83° 53.117′ W. Marker is in Bay City, Michigan, in Bay County. Marker is at the intersection of Center Avenue and North Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling east on Center Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Center Avenue, Bay City MI 48708, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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walking distance of this marker. Bay County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); IX-inch Dahlgren SB Iron Shell Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Train Traffic Control Shack Informational Kiosk (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Center Avenue (about 300 feet away); George H. & Elva Shearer House (about 600 feet away); Bay City Branch Library (about 700 feet away); Cross Country Connections (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bay City.
 
US 13-inch Sea-Coast Mortar Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, September 21, 2021
2. US 13-inch Sea-Coast Mortar Marker
US 13-inch Sea-Coast Mortar image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, September 21, 2021
3. US 13-inch Sea-Coast Mortar
US 13-inch Sea-Coast Mortar Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, September 21, 2021
4. US 13-inch Sea-Coast Mortar Marker
Marker is on the grounds of the library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 23, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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