Guest Article by Holly Hurd-Forsyth, Registrar for the Maine Historical Society
hotlinks added by Patricia Erikson
|American warship Enterprise engaging HMS Boxer in 1813 off Monhegan Island (courtesy Library of Congress)|
|200+ year old cannon leaves storeroom||under City Hall staircase|
|British cannon leaves Portland City Hall, April 2012|
|Cote Crane & Rigging lifts HMS Boxer Cannon|
**For additional photos and an interview with Holly, see the recent Press Herald article. If you would like to see the cannon, plan on visiting the exhibit Subdue, Seize and Take: Maritime Maine in the Unwelcome Interruption of the War of 1812 at the Maine Maritime Museum opening May 26, 2012. Also, self-professed history geeks are welcome to read "Enemies at Sea, Companions in Death" or schedule a tour with Spirits Alive to visit the Captains' graves in Eastern Cemetery. For another guest article about a reappearing cannon, see Donald Soctomah's guest article here.