Cannon found off Virginia coast (20 years ago)
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    Cannon found off Virginia coast (20 years ago)

    Archaeologists take second look at cannon, site where it was found

    Associated Press - September 24, 2007 8:05 AM ET

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - A cannon found by fishermen off the Virginia coast more than two decades ago is getting a second look.

    Archaeologists have studied the underwater site where the cannon was found. Some historians wonder if the cannon is a possible sign of a British shipwreck.

    The cannon measures about 4 feet long and weighs about 300 pounds, and some historians date it back to the 1580s and if that's correct, it would be 1 of the oldest English artifacts found in the Americas. Others disagree with that estimate, saying it could be from a ship that sailed along the coast after the founding of Jamestown.


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    Re: Cannon found off Virginia coast (20 years ago)

    Also see here for more info and pic.

    http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-21...,1084889.story

    kenb

 

 

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