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On the shores of Lake Huron, Canada, lie a number of exceptional parks, Kincardine lies on the eastern shore. With its heritage atmosphere, sheltering trees and attractive gardens, Victoria Park is a jewel tucked into the centre of Kincardine. Cannons from the Crimean War pay homage to the town's military heritage near the ornate fountain. This was built to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee on May 24, 1897 and has now become the symbol of the park.
Victoria Park circa. 1960s.
The Harold A. Skaarup database records the two cannon as follows:
Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, Serial No. TBC on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand, No. 1 of 2.
Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight, maker and Serial No. unknown, mounted on a concrete stand, No. 2 of 2.
From the above we can conclude that only one of the cannon at Kincardine is possibly of Russian origin.
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