Monday, August 31, 2009

Fort Erie Cannon



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

This cannon is part of the armament of the British Fort Erie in Ontario, Canada. The job of Fort Erie was to protect Canada from invasion by the United States. Buffalo, New York, can be seen across the river.

10 comments:

rainfield61 said...

The canon looks more like a toy that part of an armament. Who knows it played a major role during the ancient war.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Hard to believe the Americans once intended to invade Canada...but it's true. Of course, Canada wasn't officially "Canada" back then. ;-)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Interesting shot George. Love the black/white

Sunny said...

I remember going to Fort Erie years ago as a youngster. The canon looked a lot bigger then!
Nice shot in B & W. (No pun intended).
Enjoy your day.
Sunny :)

Darla said...

I love sepia photos!

Baron's Life said...

I'm starting to think you might just be Canadian eh?

Janie said...

Nice canon. It's curious how countries always seem to want to expand their borders, even when they can't adequately control what they have...

Marites said...

agree with rainfield61. I remember when we visited Corregidor Island. An island at the opening of Manila Bay. It was the last stand of the American-Filipino forces in defending Philippines. That canon looks quite similar with the ones I've seen from Corregidor.

Hilda said...

There was a real threat to invade Canada? Fascinating!

Carrizo said...

Sepia is just the right color for this photo. I love it.