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McGown's Pass Cannons

  • Architect: William W. Bosworth
  • Description: Cannon and carronade
  • Materials: Iron and bronze
  • Dimensions: Cannon: L: 62" W: 14.5" Bore: 3.5" Weight: 1120 lbs.; Carronade: L: 39" W: 14.5" Bore: 5.5" Weight: 840 lbs. Plaque: 36" x 13.25"
  • Dedicated: 1906
  • Donor: Children of ity history club
  • Inscription: THIS EMINENCE COMMANDING / MC GOWNS'S PASS / WAS OCCUPIED BY
    BRITISH TROOPS SEPT. 15, 1776 / AND EVACUATED NOV. 21, 1783 / HERE
    BEGINNING AUG. 18, 1814 THE CITIZENS OF NEW YORK / BUILT FORT
    CLINTON TO PROTECT THE CITY / IN THE SECOND WAR WITH GREAT
    BRITAIN / THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY THE CHILDREN OF THE CITY
    HISTORY CLUB OF NEW YORK A.D. 1906

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