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St. Catharines in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Cannon Barrel

 
 
Cannon Barrel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
1. Cannon Barrel Marker
Inscription. In 1960, the Lincoln Historical Society (now the St. Catharines Historical Society) recovered this cannon barrel from the banks of Twelve Mile Creek, formerly the route of the First and Second Welland Canals. It had been buried in the area under the Burgoyne Bridge below Yates Street.

The barrel displays no crests or markings to indicate its country or place of origin, not its maker or date of manufacture. The bent barrel and broken pintles (the 'pins' on either side of the barrel upon which it pivots) suggest the cannon was intentionally discarded. Perhaps it was brought to St. Catharines in the 19th century as ballast in a ship passing through the Canal or maybe it was on a ship being repaired at a local shipyard.
 
Location. 43° 9.374′ N, 79° 11.658′ W. Marker is in St. Catharines, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre. Marker is north of the museum building on an oval path with other artifacts and markers. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1932 Welland Canals Parkway, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R7K6, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fourth Welland Canal (a few steps from this marker); Bollard (a few steps from
Cannon Barrel and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
2. Cannon Barrel and Marker
The Fourth Welland Canal marker is directly above the cannon on the stone with the bushes.
this marker); William Hamilton Merritt 1793 - 1862 (within shouting distance of this marker); Welland Ship Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); International Shipmasters' Association (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Welland Canals (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Spring Tooth Cultivator (about 90 meters away); The Welland Canals and the St. Lawrence Seaway System (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Catharines.
 
Also see . . .  St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canal Centre. (Submitted on August 9, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Cannon Barrel and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
3. Cannon Barrel and Marker
Cannon is pointing at the Bollard marker.
Cannon Barrel and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
4. Cannon Barrel and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 9, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • William J. Toman was the editor who published this page.
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