Spanish cannon - Santa Barbara, California
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hotshoe
N 34° 25.380 W 119° 42.208
11S E 251551 N 3812373
Quick Description: Small cannon with its trucks hanging on the wall of La Arcada Court
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 3/30/2009 10:14:20 AM
Waymark Code: WM6449
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member cachegame
Views: 4

Long Description:
The plaque says the cannon came from a Spanish galleon dated to 1741. While Santa Barbara Channel was named in 1602 by the Spanish explorer Viscaino, the Spanish had no ongoing presence in the area until the founding of the Mission and Presidio in the 1780s. It is certainly possible that the Presidio armed itself with cannons taken from an earlier ship, but there does not seem to be any specific record of such.

La Arcada Court is an artistic shopping courtyard in downtown Santa Barbara. There is no particular reason why this cannon would be part of the outdoor decorations.
What type of artillery is this?: small ship's cannon

Where is this artillery located?: Other

What military of the world used this device?: Spanish navy

Date artillery was in use: 01/01/1741

Still may work: yes

Are there any geocaches at this location?:
several within one or two city blocks

Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed

Parking location to view this Waymark: Not Listed

Cost?: Not Listed

Artillery is no longer operational: Not Listed

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