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Howland Island cannons
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Shorelander
N 21° 18.348 W 157° 51.880
4Q E 617758 N 2356415
Quick Description: Two cannon recovered from Howland Island, a now-uninhabited island in the remote Pacific Ocean.
Location: Hawaii, United States
Date Posted: 9/26/2010 2:45:58 PM
Waymark Code: WM9RTK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCrazy
Views: 5

Long Description:
These two small cannon stand outside the Hawaii Maritime Center near Aloha Tower in downtown Honolulu. A plaque on one of them describes their discovery:

"Presented to Commander Service Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet by the officers and men of USS Tawakoni (ATF-114) who recovered it from Howland Island, July 1963, while conducting scientific operations with the Smithsonian Institute Ecology and Epidemiological Survey. It was once used as part of a saluting battery by Americans who occupied the island from 1857-1878."
What type of artillery is this?: Cannon

Where is this artillery located?: Other

What military of the world used this device?: United States

Cost?: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Artillery is no longer operational: yes

Still may work: no

Are there any geocaches at this location?:
There were at one point, but not as of now.


Date artillery was in use: Not listed

Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed

Parking location to view this Waymark: Not Listed

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