Smoothbore Muzzle Loader Cannon

Smoothbore Muzzle Loader Cannon (HM1FN3)

Location: Watertown, NY 13601 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 56.952', W 76° 7.586'

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Smoothbore Muzzle

Loader Cannon




Length: 9.3 feet - Wieight: About 3,800 pounds

Bore diameter: 4.6 inches - Range: 1,500 yards at 5° elevation




In 1961, this War of 1812 era, 12-pounder British long gun was found in the St. Lawrence River near Carleton Island. Similar cannon were standard armament on British 32-gun frigates' upper decks, or at Sackets Harbor on the corvette U.S.S. Madison and gun boats Ontario, Asp, Julia, and Hamilton. To fire the cannon, a 10-to-12 man crew used 4 pounds of black powder with solid, 12-pound iron round shot, bar shot, grape shot, or canister shot.
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HM NumberHM1FN3
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Placed ByThe State of New York
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 2:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 409611 N 4866847
Decimal Degrees43.94920000, -76.12643333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 56.952', W 76° 7.586'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 56' 57.12" N, 76° 7' 35.16" W
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Area Code(s)315
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 505 Washington St, Watertown NY 13601, US
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