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Rockport in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Cannon from the U.S.S. Constitution

 
 
Cannon from the U.S.S. Constitution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 25, 2010
1. Cannon from the U.S.S. Constitution Marker
Inscription.
This Cannon from The
U.S.S. Constitution
"Old Ironsides" Was
Presented to the Sandy
Bay Historical Society
By Descendants of The
First Settler, Richard
Tarr, and Dedicated
August 20, 1931

 
Location. 42° 39.523′ N, 70° 36.873′ W. Marker is in Rockport, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Mt. Pleasant Street (Massachusetts Route 127A) and Broadway, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located next to the Sandy Bay Yacht Club at the end of Rockport's T-Wharf. Marker is in this post office area: Rockport MA 01966, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Town Wharves (here, next to this marker); Rockport World War I & II Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harvey Park (about 600 feet away); Bear Skin Neck (about 600 feet away); Old Stone Fort (about 700 feet away); The First Settlers of Sandy Bay (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old First Parish Burying Ground (approx. 0.4 miles away); Benjamin Tarr House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockport.
 
Also see . . .  Sandy Bay Historical Society. Sandy Bay was the original
Cannon from the U.S.S. Constitution Overlooking Rockport Harbor image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 25, 2010
2. Cannon from the U.S.S. Constitution Overlooking Rockport Harbor
name of Rockport (Submitted on September 28, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.) 
 
Categories. Military
 
Cannon from the U.S.S. Constitution Overlooking Rockport Harbor image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 25, 2010
3. Cannon from the U.S.S. Constitution Overlooking Rockport Harbor
U.S. Navy Gun Crew image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 25, 2010
4. U.S. Navy Gun Crew
U.S. Navy Sailors stationed on the U.S.S. Constitution were in Rockport demonstrating how the crew on Old Ironsides would man the guns during the war of 1812.
U.S. Navy Gun Crew Demonstration image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 25, 2010
5. U.S. Navy Gun Crew Demonstration
U.S. Navy Gun Crew image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 25, 2010
6. U.S. Navy Gun Crew
The cannon is from the U.S.S. Constitution and was in action during engagements during the War of 1812.
U.S.S. Constitution Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 25, 2010
7. U.S.S. Constitution Cannon
The crew, cannon, gun position and equipment tour the country demonstrating how it was operated.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,384 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 28, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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