The Case of H.M.S. Fowey: A Warship no more

H.M.S. Fowey, a British navy frigate of 44 guns, was wrecked in Biscayne Bay, June 26, 1748. After suffering the indignity of shipwreck at the hands of Mother Nature, the Fowey was stripped of her identity as a ship of … Continue reading

The Bronze Cannon at the VMI Parapet

At the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, there are two mammoth-size bronze cannon of French design which were cast in the late seventeenth century. They have a very unique story which separates them from the smaller caliber guns which … Continue reading