Thursday, April 26, 2007

Bottom gun

The fishing boat "David y Francisco" belonging to the Brotherhood of Santa Pola found an old cannon barrel.

They found the cannon twenty miles of the coast in front of the bay of Santa Pola on Tuesday. The barrel which is about 2.5m long is made from one piece of sweet iron. At the moment it is covered in shells and sediment so it is not possible to be too precise about its age or what it came from but it is thought to have come from a muzzle loading gun which would have been used on a galleon in the 17th century.

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