🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Not sure what this is

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I have family and friends that are shrimpers and cravers and my friend says he thinks he found a ship wreck and shows me a piece of a short canon and something else that I would love to know what it is? Hopefully it this will be a new adventure for me!!!
 

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Hey Truth. Could you show the piece you called a short cannon with a photograph looking at the broken end inside of it? It looks fairly thin in the picture you posted.

Sound like it could be an exciting opportunity for you.
I’ll get more pictures from him
 
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I believe it is a cast iron sewer joint also. The old style that was sealed with lead. I also believe I’d wash my hands really good after handing it for both reasons.
Agree. Cast iron plumbing pipe. Here's a piece of a 16 inch watermain pipe removed from under Bourbon St during the water system renovation in the French Quarter in 2019.
pipe2.jpg

Pipe like this was installed throughout the city in the 1870's. The cast iron pipe system was phased out in the early 20th century.

Believe it or not, this piece is now part of the Historic New Orleans Collection. Not sure if it is on display in the museum yet, but that's the plan.

https://www.hnoc.org/publications/f...40-year-old-pipe-found-beneath-bourbon-street
 
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Agree. Cast iron plumbing pipe. Here's a piece of a 16 inch watermain pipe removed from under Bourbon St during the water system renovation in the French Quarter in 2019.
pipe2.jpg

Pipe like this was installed throughout the city in the 1870's. The cast iron pipe system was phased out in the early 20th century.

Believe it or not, this piece is now part of the Historic New Orleans Collection. Not sure if it is on display in the museum yet, but that's the plan.

https://www.hnoc.org/publications/f...40-year-old-pipe-found-beneath-bourbon-street
Thank you so much that is incredible feedback you guys are amazing on treasurenet just amazing thank you
 
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