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Restored cannons are back in Stonington

After a nearly two-year restoration, the two cannons that were used to repel a British naval attack in August of 1814, were put back in place in Cannon Square in the borough this morning.

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Stonington Borough residents watch as a crew from Deschenes & Cooper Architectural Millwork re-install the historic artillery pieces in Cannon Square in Stonington Borough Tuesday, August 3, 2010.

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Crane operator Ralph Itchkawich, right, and Eugene Corness from Deschenes & Cooper Architectural Millwork, harness-up the first of two cannon to be re-installed in Cannon Square in Stonington Borough Tuesday, August 3, 2010.

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Two-year old Sabina Berdan and her father Richard (not visible) watch from their 1 Cannon Square home as a crew from Deschenes & Cooper Architectural Millwork re-install the historic artillery pieces in Cannon Square in Stonington Borough Tuesday, August 3, 2010.

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Eugene Cornell, left, and Brian Cooper, from Deschenes & Cooper Architectural Millwork guide a cannon barrel onto the carriage as they re-install the historic artillery pieces in Cannon Square in Stonington Borough Tuesday, August 3, 2010.

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A crowd watches as the crew from Deschenes & Cooper Architectural Millwork re-install the historic artillery pieces in Cannon Square in Stonington Borough Tuesday, August 3, 2010.

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Project manager Bob Abramson, left, and Mike Leahy, of the Stonington Village Improvement Association, inspect one of the two historic artillery pieces re-installed in Cannon Square in Stonington Borough Tuesday, August 3, 2010. The cannons were restored at Texas A&M University while the two carriages were restored at Deschenes and Cooper in Pawcatuck.