2019 Projects

Relocate Visitor Center Cannon

The Howitzer Cannon had been sitting in the corner most likely since the refurbishment of the Torpedo Shed into a Visitor and Education Center.  In line with the Friends of Fort Knox Board of Directors' intent to enhance the educational experience for visitors, the director moved the cannon to a more prominent location with the help of volunteers and in-kind donations.  Now this display is adjacent the recreated torpedo (underwater mine).  Guests entering the Visitor Center will be staring down the business end of the cannon 

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Where it started

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Jacking up the barrel to fit the pallet jack under

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Right tool for the job

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Moving with the pallet jack

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Handles like a dream

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Using blocks and levers, just like the old days!

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Flat on the floor again

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Moving away the shoring after lowering to floor

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Where it ended up

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In final location

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Business End

Contact:

Phone: 207-469-6553

740 Fort Knox Road, Prospect, Maine 04981

Email: Info@FortKnoxMaine.com

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