100 cannonballs at Fortress of Louisbourg might contain gunpowder, but will be safely detonated

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I just love the "Might" part of the headline.
Maybe they do-maybe they don't-but what the hell lets just destroy 100 pieces of history.
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Here there's probably hundreds (modest guess)that have a cannonball on the bucket list of what they'd love to find.
There's probably just as many that have, and display them with pride.
Many have been decommissioned/rendered safe (ok there has been reports of a bad one going boom)
Yet lots are on display still active probably, as these have been for 6 decades no problem.
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Yet they can be moved, put together on a plastic tote, in the back on a trailer, giggled bounced down the road to the site of detonation no problem.
Yet there's a problem of them sitting on a shelf, displayed.
Just wonder how that soldier feels caring that bad boy so close to his boys? :laughing7::laughing7::laughing7:
 
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Probably somebody asked the question if there was a possibility that some contained powder.
That question was bumped up the line of command.
Some pencil pusher that is a hundreds of miles away, never seeing a cannonball thinks "bomb".
The rest is history.
 
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Query to the ones that might know: In the photo of the one being loaded into the tote.
What's with the loop?
What is that?
I haven't seen a cannonball with a loop
 

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I have been to Nova Scotia , but missed Cape Breton.. if I ever get a chance to go back, Louisbourg is a must see destination, & take in some good live music, where does Celtic Colors take place? I think it is usually in October ?
 
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