For the life of me I can't understand why this double barreled cannon is listed as an attraction. You take a look at it and wonder how it could every work. Beyond that, there's not much to say about it. There are many more interesting things to do in Athens than to spend time "viewing" this. But, if you are... 更多
I guess you could file this under "It sounded good at the time..." A double-barrelled cannon designed to do what you would think--fire 2 cannonballs at once. However, they decided it would be a good idea to connect the 2 with a chain--wrong! The trick was to get the two barrels to fire at the same time and apparently that... 更多
The double barreled canon is located downtown at the city hall. It is a quick tour stop around Athens. The story is interesting, good idea but didn't work out very well. Take a walk around downtown and check it out.
from late unpleasantness but i think it was a failed experiment. the idea was to put a cannon ball attached by a long chain in each barrel and fire them both at the same time in an attempt to cut a swath of yankees off at the pass. i don't think it was ever attempted and failed. ever since i... 更多
When I was a journalism student at UGA, I wrote a story for the Athens City magazine about this cannon. It was invented by a Confederate loyalist during the Civil War. In theory, it was supposed to fire two cannonballs simultaneously. The balls were linked by a chain that supposedly would mow down the advancing Union troops. But in testing... 更多
Sitting on the courthouse square in Athens, GA, is a relic of the Civil War that never fired a shot. The double barrelled cannon was an interesting idea that should have left as just that, an idea. The purpose was to be able to fire both barrels simultaneously with a unique anti-personnel round; chained cannonballs. The designers lacked the technology... 更多
Well, it is a double barreled cannon, a design mistake. I guess it is unique, but you will spend 5 minutes looking at it and that will it it :-)
After finding this on TripAdvisor we drove over just to check it out. Bring some quarters for the parking meters. My husband and I got to read over the plaques on the brief history of the double barreled cannon. Our young kids loved being able to climb up for photos.