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Kings County Museum

Ball, Musket


Accession number: P987.65.8
Category: Ammunition
Date: 1672 – 1756
Materials: Lead (?)
Measurements: 1.6 cm DiameterSmaller ones are slightly non-spherical.
Measurements: 1.6 cm Diameter x 1.2 cm DiameterSmaller ones are slightly non-spherical.
Measurements: 1.6 cm Diameter x 1.2 cm Diameter x 0.9 cm DiameterSmaller ones are slightly non-spherical.
Measurements: 1.6 cm Diameter x 1.2 cm Diameter x 0.9 cm Diameter x 0.8 cm DiameterSmaller ones are slightly non-spherical.
Measurements: 1.6 cm Diameter x 1.2 cm Diameter x 0.9 cm Diameter x 0.8 cm Diameter x 0.8 cm DiameterSmaller ones are slightly non-spherical.
Measurements: 1.6 cm Diameter x 1.2 cm Diameter x 0.9 cm Diameter x 0.8 cm Diameter x 0.8 cm Diameter x 0.6 cm DiameterSmaller ones are slightly non-spherical.
Culture: European
Narrative:

One of 14 archaeological objects collected by Harcourt L. Cameron, a geology professor at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.  Harcourt was born in 1912 and died on October 3, 1965.  These objects were a gift to Kings County Museum in June 1987 from an unknown donor.  Acadia University has Harcourt's publications and some correspondance related to his geology work.  He published articles on geology, archaeology, photogrammetry, and Nova Scotia historic sites. Sable Island, sometimes called the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" and Grand Pre were two of his areas of interest.  There are 5 objects each from Sable Island and Beaubassin, 2 from Fort Lawrence, and 1 each from Barrachois Narrows and the Habitation (Port Royal).

Description: A collection of 6 musket and pistol balls labelled as from Sable Island of various sizes with 2 large, 2 medium, and 2 small : 4 are black, 2 are brown with some white patches.  Smaller ones are non-spherical.