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Nine O'Clock Gun

 
 
Nine O'Clock Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 11, 2010
1. Nine O'Clock Gun Marker
Mounted on the same base directly above the marker is a warning plaque, flanked by red lights, reading: CAUTION Flashing lights indicate gun is about to fire.
Inscription.  
This gun is a naval type twelve pound muzzle-loader. Cast in 1816 at Woolwich, England, it was brought to Vancouver around 1894. The crests of King George III and of the Earl of Mulgrave, Master General of Ordnance are on the barrel.

Gun restoration and pavilion were centennial gifts in 1986 to the City of Vancouver from:
EBCO Industries Ltd.; Chester F. Millar; First Generation Capital Corporation; Hudson's Bay Company
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. A significant historical year for this entry is 1816.
 
Location. 49° 17.884′ N, 123° 7.054′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, British Columbia, in Greater Vancouver. It is in Central Vancouver. Marker can be reached from Stanley Park Drive, one kilometer east of West Georgia Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vancouver BC V6G 3E2, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harry Winston Jerome (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Hallelujah Point (about 150 meters away); Downtown Skyline (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Chief Skedans Mortuary Pole (approx. 0.3 kilometers away);
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Indian Totem Poles (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Ga'akstalas (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Thunderbird House Post (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Sky Chief Pole (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vancouver.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located in Stanley Park, and can be most easily reached on foot by following the waterside trail east from West Georgia Street.
 
Also see . . .  Vancouver's Nine O'Clock Gun. The History of Metropolitan Vancouver's detailed history of the gun, from casting by H&C King in 1816 to its current use as a 9pm signal. (Submitted on August 1, 2010.) 
 
Nine O'Clock Gun Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 11, 2010
2. Nine O'Clock Gun Marker - wide view
Nine O'Clock Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, October 9, 2023
3. Nine O'Clock Gun Marker
Nine O'Clock Gun image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 11, 2010
4. Nine O'Clock Gun
Here the gun can be seen, but with difficulty, because it is surrounded by a metal cage-like structure.
Nine O'Clock Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, October 9, 2023
5. Nine O'Clock Gun Marker
Nine O'Clock Gun (1953) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Walter E. Frost, December 26, 1953
6. Nine O'Clock Gun (1953)
This photo, by Walter E. Frost (provided courtesy of the Vancouver City Archives), depicts the Nine O'Clock Gun as it stood in its old emplacement at the same location.
Nine O'Clock Gun and downtown Vancouver Skyline image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 11, 2010
7. Nine O'Clock Gun and downtown Vancouver Skyline
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2024. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 1,009 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.   3. submitted on November 12, 2023, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California.   4. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.   5. submitted on November 12, 2023, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California.   6. submitted on March 19, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.   7. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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