Moving gun, South Portland, 1898

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Moving gun, South Portland, 1898

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A disappearing gun on its way to Fort Williams in Cape Elizabeth. The photo was taken at Preble and Woodbury streets in South Portland.

The disappearing gun could be lowered into a hidden position, helping to protect coastal armaments from attack.

The gun was moved from Fort Preble.

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  • Title: Moving gun, South Portland, 1898
  • Creation Date: circa 1898
  • Subject Date: circa 1898
  • Town: South Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: Photographs -- South Portland -- Misc.
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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