Moving a cannon is tough work!

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Yesterday we moved a recently conserved IX inch Dahlgren from the CSS Virginia, on loan from our friends at the Naval History and Heritage Command, into The Monitor Center.

What does it take to move a 9000 lb cannon? A lot of planning, and plenty of back muscle from the Museum’s Conservation and Exhibit Design staff members!

Attached for your viewing pleasure is a little video we created from the still shots of the cannon move. Enjoy!

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One thought on “Moving a cannon is tough work!”

  1. Nice job! It is good to see this unique, important historical artifact, conserved, protected and on public dispaly, really for the first time, ever. Thanks guys, looks like it was fun, but hard work.

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