Spanish Bronze Cannon, San Pedro, CA
Posted by: EScout
N 33° 44.308 W 118° 16.698
11S E 381587 N 3733892
Quick Description: This ornate bronze cannon is guarding the main channel of the Port of Los Angeles, in San Pedro, CA. It is on the observation deck of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/13/2008 8:44:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM4ERD
This cannon is a trophy of the Spanish-American War. Engraved on the top is this: "Captured at Santiago de Cuba July 17, 1898 by the 5th Army Corp, U.S. Army commanded by Major General Wm. R. Shafter. Presented by him to the City of Los Angeles in trust for the Native Sons of the Golden West, and accepted as a token of the valor and patriotism of the Army of the United States."
Santiago de Cuba is an old port city, and we can imagine that this cannon was guarding that port. It may have been taken from the Castillo del Morro, a fort overlooking the bay, built in 1643...
Bronze muzzle loading cannons such as this one, with a lions head cascabel were often made in the late 1600s to middle 1700s.
Entrance to the Maritime Museum costs $3 for adults, $1 for youth and seniors, children free. Parking is free. See the maritime artifacts and then take a break on the deck with the cannon.
What type of artillery is this?: Bronze muzzle loading cannon
Where is this artillery located?: Monument grounds
What military of the world used this device?: Spanish military in Cuba
Date artillery was in use: 07/17/1898
Cost?: 3.00 (listed in local currency)
Artillery is no longer operational: yes
Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed
Parking location to view this Waymark: Not Listed
Still may work: Not Listed
Are there any geocaches at this location?: Not listed
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