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Rochester in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Trophy Cannon

 
 
Trophy Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, May 29, 2012
1. Trophy Cannon Marker
Inscription. From the wreck of the Spanish Cruiser Castilla, Sunk by the American Squadron under Commodore George Dewey, in the Battle of Manila Bay, May 1st, 1898. American Squadron. Commodore George Dewey: Olympia, Baltimore, Boston, Raleigh, Concord, Hugh McCullough, Petrel.

Spanish Squadron. Rear Admiral Montojo y Pasaron: Maria Cristina, Marquis del Duero, Castilla, Manila, Isla de Cuba, Isla de Mindanao, Isla de Luzon, Don Antonio de Ulloa, Don Juan de Austria, General Lezo and Shore Batteries.

Presented to the City of Rochester by the Hon. Oscar F. Williams, U.S. Consul at Manila, and an eyewitness of the battle from the bridge of the Olympia. Erected June 14, 1902, by the Board of Park Commissioners through its committee, Henry C. Maine, H.F. Atwood, Pres. E.M. Moore. Calvin C. Laney, Supt. Edwin A. Fisher, City Eng. Wm M. Rebasz, Dr.
 
Erected 1902 by Board of Park Commissioners (Rochester, NY).
 
Location. 43° 7.92′ N, 77° 36.524′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of South Avenue and Reservoir Ave, on the right when traveling north on South Avenue. Touch for map. The cannon is located about 100 feet behind the Highland Park marker. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14620, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

Trophy Cannon as seen from Highland Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, May 29, 2012
2. Trophy Cannon as seen from Highland Park Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Highland Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglass Home (approx. mile away); Frederick Douglass Home Site (approx. mile away); Frederick Douglass (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nursery Office (approx. half a mile away); Hartwell Carver, M.D. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ninth of November, 1886 (approx. mile away); To the Memory of (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
More about this marker. There is a second plaque attached to the front side of the cannon (this is located on the side facing Reservoir) - see pictures
 
Categories. War, Spanish-AmericanWaterways & Vessels
 
Trophy Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, May 29, 2012
3. Trophy Cannon
Trophy Cannon Marker - Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, May 29, 2012
4. Trophy Cannon Marker - Dedication Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 532 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 7, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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