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Castillo 2 Aug 11 950 | by Craig Swain
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Castillo 2 Aug 11 950

Two 8-inch Seacoast Howitzers Model 1841 at St. Augustine's Castillo de San Marcos (Fort Marion). The howitzers were produced by Columbia Foundry, Washington, D.C. in 1841. Both were inspected by John Symington. The howitzers weighed between 5,820 and 5,840 pounds. The seacoast howitzer was designed to fire explosive shells at moderate ranges to defend harbors and channels.

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Taken on August 2, 2011