Saturday, March 29, 2008

Fun Day at Fort Macon

Today I was at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach, NC for our annual artillery drill and training day. We have a crew that does artillery demonstrations on the park's original M1841 6-pounder. We do demonstrations one Saturday each month from April through September, but we have our refresher training and drill day in March. We have a good, tight knit crew and we always have a good time, whether its cloudy and cold (as it was today) or sweltering hot like it usually is in July and August. Its always a laid back, low key day of doing artillery demonstrations and just hanging out with friends. We trained a few new folks today, and brushed up a few that haven't shot the cannon in a while. Though it was cold, we still had a good day, and the Fort Macon days are some of my more enjoyable on the living history circuit.

One of our summer shoots from a few years ago

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