Early British Cannon

Early British Cannon (HM1ON4)

Location: Whitehall, NY 12887 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 33.003', W 73° 23.8'

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Placed on board vessels ofB. Arnold's Lake Champlainfleet, both were blown upin Whitehall Harbor by theircrews July 6, 1777, to avoidcapture by the British.
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HM NumberHM1ON4
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Placed ByState of New York
Marker Condition
5 out of 10 (2 reports)
Date Added Friday, October 16th, 2015 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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Photo Credits: [1] NOEL55  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 629514 N 4823148
Decimal Degrees43.55005000, -73.39666667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 33.003', W 73° 23.8'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 33' 0.18" N, 73° 23' 48" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)518
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 64-68 US-4, Whitehall NY 12887, US
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I Saw The Marker

The "Early British Cannon" marker is on the corner of Poultney and South Williams Streets, in front of the Armory. The cannons in front of the Armory were removed several years ago when the property came under private ownership. The historical marker remains, but it is in rough shape.
The photo and comments submitted by noel55 are incorrect. Noel55's photo is of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument to Civil War veterans, dedicated on August 24, 1899, and located on Cliff Street (on the side of Skene Mountain overlooking Whitehall).

Oct 11, 2021 at 11:06am PDT by jj38928746

I Saw The Marker

Very cool with the position of the Cannon above the town

Aug 20, 2016 at 4:44am PDT by noel55

Comments 1 comments

  1. noel55's photo is of a Parrott Gun in somebody's yard at the end of Cliff Street, in Whitehall, N.Y. It's not the "Early British Cannon" that this is about. I'm interested in finding out how this Parrott Gun came to be where it is, and if any body has an idea, please let me know. Thanks bp

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