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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. 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 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vancouver Rowing Club (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Meet You Under the Clock (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Canadian Bank of Commerce Building (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); St. Regis Hotel (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Deutschesland Café
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
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(approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Here Stood Hamilton (approx. 1.8 kilometers away); Dominion Building (approx. 1.8 kilometers away); BC Permanent Building (approx. 1.8 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 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 11, 2010
3. 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 (1953) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Walter E. Frost, December 26, 1953
4. 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
5. Nine O'Clock Gun and downtown Vancouver Skyline
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 951 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   4. submitted on March 19, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   5. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 22, 2022