Smoothbore Muzzle Loader Cannon

Smoothbore Muzzle Loader Cannon (HM1FL2)

Location: Sackets Harbor, NY 13685 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 56.843', W 76° 7.751'

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Smoothbore Muzzle

Loader Cannon




Length: 10.4 feet - Wieight: About 6,500 pounds

Bore diameter: 6.5 inches - Range: 1,900 yards at 5° elevation




This 1960s reproduction of a War of 1812, 32-pounder cannon was created for the site's Navy Yard where Fort Tompkins once stood. The original fort cannon, nicknamed the "Old Sow," was mounted on a pivot carriage. At a short-range of 100 yards, a 32-pound iron cannonball could penetrate over three feet of solid oak. Cannon of this type were "battleship" guns used on ships like the U.S.S. Superior at Sackets Harbor.
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HM NumberHM1FL2
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 7:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 409388 N 4866648
Decimal Degrees43.94738333, -76.12918333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 56.843', W 76° 7.751'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 56' 50.58" N, 76° 7' 45.06" W
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Area Code(s)315
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-344 Ontario St, Sackets Harbor NY 13685, US
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