Twelve Pound Cannonball- Engagement at Fort Mile Creek
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1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
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Description
A 12 pound cannon ball that is believed by some to have been one of the shots lobbed ashore by the schooners of the British Fleet during the Engagement of Forty Mile Creek, June 8, 1813. It may also have been the property of American troops and was left behind in the retreat. The cannonball was found buried 3 feet deep in the ground at the corner of Patton and Elizabeth streets in Grimsby. It is unknown whether it is British or American.
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.1981918704866 Longitude: -79.5599949359894
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Image courtesy of the Grimsby Museum
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Twelve Pound Cannonball- Engagement at Fort Mile Creek


A 12 pound cannon ball that is believed by some to have been one of the shots lobbed ashore by the schooners of the British Fleet during the Engagement of Forty Mile Creek, June 8, 1813. It may also have been the property of American troops and was left behind in the retreat. The cannonball was found buried 3 feet deep in the ground at the corner of Patton and Elizabeth streets in Grimsby. It is unknown whether it is British or American.