Who owns the Naples, NY cannon, anyway?





The town and the American Legion have formed committees to oversee the restoration of Naples’ pre-Civil War era cannon — each without the other knowing.
Part of the problem may be that it’s no longer clear who owns the historic ordnance.

It all started when Rochester resident Charles Baylis, the director of the American Civil War Artillery Association, approached the Town Board with an estimate for restoring the carriage. The town turned him down.

The town formed its own committee after the board decided not to send the carriage out of state, as Baylis suggested. Instead, they wanted local artisans work on the piece.

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