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Loaded Revolutionary War-Era Cannon Found In Central Park
CBS 2 via Drudge ^ | 1/11/2013

Posted on 01/11/2013 7:47:48 PM PST by CtBigPat

Parks workers came upon a live cannon ball, loaded in a cannon that is getting refurbished, CBS 2’s Lou Young reported exclusively.

The loaded artillery piece was one of two Revolutionary War-era cannons being stored at the park’s Ramble shed near the 79th Street transverse. Preservation workers for the Central Park Conservancy called police about mid-day after opening up the capped cannon for cleaning.

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; cannon; centralpark
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/01/11/exclusive-loaded-revolutionary-war-era-cannon-found-in-central-park/
1 posted on 01/11/2013 7:47:50 PM PST by CtBigPat
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To: CtBigPat

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/01/11/exclusive-loaded-revolutionary-war-era-cannon-found-in-central-park/


2 posted on 01/11/2013 7:49:39 PM PST by CtBigPat (Free Republic - The grown-ups table of the internet.)
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To: CtBigPat
"... it never occurred to anyone that the cannon, which is said to be at least 233 years old, would still pose a threat.... No one even considered the possibility that British sailors had loaded and sealed it before their ship went down."

How could the reporter know that?

3 posted on 01/11/2013 8:05:31 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant
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To: CtBigPat

A loaded cannon? I bet it’s an islamic plot! 9/11 again! Scramble the F-15s, homeland security clearly needs to respond. And it’s illegal to make jokes about it by a new executive order. Central Park will need to be closed for several years to sort out the situation.
If it saves one life!
Bloomberg and Cuomo are starting an investigation to see who left it loaded in a public park.

If you see something, say something. Remember, the danger is lurking -everywhere-. And it’s no laughing matter./


4 posted on 01/11/2013 8:08:13 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

BAN CANNONS AND CANNONBALLS!!!;)


5 posted on 01/11/2013 8:09:20 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: CtBigPat

I hope at least they did chemistry on the powder.

As to “being able to fire” after all that time and having been underwater....I happen to know that 20 year old bottle rockets have a very low function rate, and that’s atmospheric, not marine. (read it in a book I did).


6 posted on 01/11/2013 8:17:54 PM PST by DBrow
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To: CtBigPat

I hope at least they did chemistry on the powder.

As to “being able to fire” after all that time and having been underwater....I happen to know that 20 year old bottle rockets have a very low function rate, and that’s atmospheric, not marine. (read it in a book I did).


7 posted on 01/11/2013 8:23:08 PM PST by DBrow
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To: CtBigPat

I guess Barney Fife and Andy Griffith were involved.


8 posted on 01/11/2013 8:40:18 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: DesertRhino

All is well, David Gregory was using it for a report.


9 posted on 01/11/2013 9:08:30 PM PST by taterjay
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To: Frank_2001

When cannonballs are outlawed, only outlaws will have balls....


10 posted on 01/11/2013 9:10:32 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: CtBigPat

Assault Cannon?


11 posted on 01/11/2013 9:13:43 PM PST by ConservativeInPA
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To: Pharmboy

Ping!!


12 posted on 01/11/2013 9:18:51 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ConservativeInPA

Bowling balls, welding tanks and LOTS of match heads.

poor mans cannon.


13 posted on 01/11/2013 9:19:35 PM PST by Eye of Unk (AR2 2013 is the American Revolution part 2 of 2013)
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To: CtBigPat
Light that sucker off!

Buncha NY pussies..........

14 posted on 01/11/2013 9:24:13 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Frank_2001

Ban Bloomberg and Cuomo...


15 posted on 01/11/2013 9:35:42 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: CtBigPat

1. What’s a “live cannon ball”?

2. And in all that time the e-vile gun didn’t go berserk and kill anyone.


16 posted on 01/11/2013 10:35:48 PM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: DesertRhino

I bet Queen Mikey messed his bloomers.


17 posted on 01/11/2013 10:40:58 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: doorgunner69
LOL Get some, Minute Man!

If that black powder charge has remained totally sealed it is possible that it could be touched off. No guarantees the barrel itself has structural integrity though and the ball might be fused by rust to the barrel. What a pipe bomb!

18 posted on 01/11/2013 11:05:12 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: TigersEye

We have a whole bunch of old cannon on static display near here. I am so tempted to go out right now and apply a match to every touch hole.

I won’t. But it is tempting.


19 posted on 01/11/2013 11:53:25 PM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975
Whoooom!!! lol

There is a beautifully restored cannon in a little city park in a town not far from here. Every time I pass it I think what it must be like to live in the house across from the park that it's pointed at. ;^)

20 posted on 01/11/2013 11:59:54 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: CtBigPat

An unloaded cannon is absolutely useless!


21 posted on 01/12/2013 2:42:58 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: KrisKrinkle
-- 1. What's a "live cannon ball"? --

One that has the explosive charge inside it.

The charge that is timed to go off when the ball lands; which is a separate charge from the one that launches it out of the cannon.

22 posted on 01/12/2013 3:11:31 AM PST by Cboldt
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