Preservation of 18th-Century cannon begins at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Let the preservation begin.

Underwater Archaeologists with the state and those at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site are working to restore an 18th-century cannon that was recovered from the Cape Fear River just before Christmas.

The Colonial-era cannon was discovered by a dredging company contracted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in an area of the river just outside the site on Dec. 21. The old cannon was an “early Christmas gift” for the historic site, Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson Site Manager Jim McKee said.

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(Port City Daily, 1/13/2017)