Published 7:45 am Tuesday, March 30, 2010

By Staff
Workers hoist a cannon as they prepare to place it on a carriage at the North Carolina Estuarium on Monday. The cannon, several hundred years old, was discovered when the city renovated its waterfront in 2001-2002. It was taken to East Carolina University, where it was restored during a period of several years. The Washington Area Historic Foundation spent $1,600 for a new carriage for the cannon. WAHF plans to hold a reception sometime in April to mark the completion of the cannon-restoration project. (Contributed Photo/Dallas Congleton)