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Fort Cornwallis
Malaysia, Penang, Georgetown, April 2011

There is a story connected with the cannon shown in the picture.
When in 1786 Captain Francis Light, a trader for the British East India Company, approached the island of Penang, the island was swampy land that had to be cleared of vegetation. But nobody of his crew was willing to do the work. He then loaded one of his cannons with silver coins and shot them at the island. In no time part of the island was cleared of vegation, so that they could land and built a settlement, which is now called Georgetown. Lateron, the cannon was placed at Fort Cornwallis.
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May 18 2011 13:28 GMT Lalbabu
Great information!!!
May 18 2011 13:53 GMT senna3
Thank you Soumen.
May 18 2011 14:59 GMT senna3
Thank you Hunju.
May 18 2011 15:00 GMT hans55 PRO
great story ...and nice canon !!
May 18 2011 15:05 GMT martini957
Cool shot.....Captian Light was a very smart man....great story!!!
May 18 2011 15:28 GMT elsje323
great shot and info
May 18 2011 16:19 GMT skyball
That soon got them going!!!.....
May 18 2011 16:27 GMT mbz
beautiful series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 18 2011 16:33 GMT Annamaria
Great shot and information, Peter!!
May 18 2011 16:34 GMT Pea2007
Interesting story Peter.
May 18 2011 16:57 GMT Jakeobean
Peter...what an interesting story...best use of a cannon that I've ever heard......
May 18 2011 17:08 GMT larrybenedict
Captain Light must have been a very smart man.
May 18 2011 18:37 GMT senna3
Thank you Hans.
May 18 2011 18:39 GMT senna3
Thank you Nancy.
May 18 2011 18:39 GMT senna3
Thank you Ida.
May 18 2011 18:41 GMT senna3
Thank you Geoff.
May 18 2011 18:41 GMT senna3
Thank you Mbz.
May 18 2011 18:41 GMT senna3
Thank you Anna-Maria.
May 18 2011 18:42 GMT senna3
Thank you Peter.
May 18 2011 18:46 GMT senna3
Thank you Jake.
May 18 2011 18:50 GMT senna3
Apparently he knew how to motivate people Larry!
May 19 2011 06:38 GMT MargNZ
Wonderful history Peter :)
May 19 2011 15:51 GMT senna3
Thank you Margaret.

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