Article originally appears on 6/8/2016

The National Parks of Boston last Saturday unveiled and dedicated a replica cannon brought to Dorchester Heights from Fort Ticonderoga during the 1776 Siege of Boston. The cannon, resting atop a six-and-a-half ton granite mount, will remain on permanent display, according to a press release from the National Park Service.

“We hope this cannon can help new audiences form their own connections with the significance of Dorchester Heights––using the cannon to capture and convey the intangible meaning of what took place here,” National Parks of Boston general superintendent Michael Creasey said during the ceremony’s introductory speech.

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