Rodman on the Tereplein
A fifteen-inch Rodman Columbiad, a smoothbore heavy seacoast artillery piece, rests temporarily on the edge of the terreplein, or outer wall of old Fort Pike, a Third System fortress build to guard the Rigolets Pass between Lakes Ponchartrain and Bourne, just north of New Orleans. This massive cannon will eventually be emplaced on a display carriage atop Fort Pike's walls.
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