Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | August 31, 2016

Artifact of the Week. Two 19th century clay pipes found near the Cornwall Canal/Dundas Mill.

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What could be more Cornwall than this 19th century clay pipe with two lacrosse sticks over a ball.  Found in the backyard at 10 Race Street.  Donated by Ransom Ladoux in 2006.

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This clay pipe with the shamrocks was found with the above pipe.

Both pipes represent Cornwall’s strong 19th century Irish community and the town’s love of the sport of lacrosse.

With all of the recent interest in Cornwall’s historic waterfront, this might be the time to do some serious archaeological work in the old canal, dry dock and industrial area.  These two finds alone just hint at the potential historic wealth of material that might still be in the ground.

 

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