Guns Gins and Devil Carts

Guns Gins and Devil Carts (HM10J5)

Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 Niagara Regional Municipality
Country: Canada

N 43° 15.063', W 79° 3.723'

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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.
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HM NumberHM10J5
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Placed ByParks Canada
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 3:43am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 657316 N 4790517
Decimal Degrees43.25105000, -79.06205000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 15.063', W 79° 3.723'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 15' 3.78" N, 79° 3' 43.38" W
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Area Code(s)917, 212, 646
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 211 Niagara Parkway Recreational Trail, Niagara-on-the-Lake ON L0S 1J0, CA
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