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Niagara-on-the-Lake in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Guns Gins and Devil Carts

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
1. Guns Gins and Devil Carts Marker
Inscription. Garrison guns were heavy and awkward to move. To be transported, the barrel had to be taken off the carriage with the help of a tripod hoist or gun gin. The gin was equipped with a pulley system that made it possible for two men to lift the barrel. The barrel was then attached to a horse-drawn carriage known as a sling or devil cart. The gun gin was also used to hoist a barrel when the carriage had to be replaced.
 
Erected by Parks Canada.
 
Location. 43° 15.063′ N, 79° 3.723′ W. Marker is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker can be reached from Queens Parade just south of Wellington Street. Touch for map. This historic marker is located on the grounds of a national historic park, inside of the reconstructed Fort George, on the grounds, near the center of the fort, along the side of one of the pathways. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ubique (a few steps from this marker); Six Pounder Field Gun (a few steps from this marker); Sir Isaac Brock's First Burial Site (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Fort Niagara
Guns Gins and Devil Carts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
2. Guns Gins and Devil Carts Marker
Close up view of the text on the historical marker.
(about 120 meters away); A Strategic Site (about 120 meters away); The Fortified Mouth of the Niagara River (about 120 meters away); Fort George (about 120 meters away); Niagara National Historic Sites (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Guns Gins and Devil Carts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
3. Guns Gins and Devil Carts Marker
View of the historical marker in the foreground of the picture, on the interior grounds of the fort, with a display of cannons in the background.
Guns Gins and Devil Carts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
4. Guns Gins and Devil Carts Marker
View of the historical marker looking north along the pathway that leads to the fort's north gate.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 429 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 30, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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