Perhaps, like me, you’ve wondered why there is a cannon embedded in the sidewalk at the corner of Queen & Grafton in downtown Charlottetown. In Never fired in anger: the shore defences of Charlotte Town Harry Holman tells the story of how it got there, and, along the way, a lot more about how Charlottetown was defended. And not.
A friend told me the base of the cannon is buried beneath the barrel? Is that correct?