The work on the cannon was delayed in fall, partly due to Hurricane Matthew which caused the soil around the cannon, which sits at a high distance above ground level on the fort's sand parapet, was too moist for the heavy equipment needed to work on it to be brought in. Work finally got underway in December.
The firm of T.K.F. Housemovers and Arc tech were hired to raise the gun. Staff members and volunteers rthen moved in to clean, scrape, sand, caulk and paint the gun.
Standing proud. --Old B-R'er