- Associated Press - Monday, June 2, 2014

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - Two World War I-era field guns have been removed from Muskegon’s Veterans Memorial Park as part of a restoration effort.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1nHm2pN ) the cannons were removed Saturday after an earlier attempt to move them failed when a tractor wasn’t big enough.

Jackson-Merkey Contractors volunteered workers and equipment to move the weapons across a narrow bridge and off an island at the western Michigan park.

Muskegon County Commissioner Bob Scolnik led a campaign to fund a restoration that was to cost about $12,000. The effort raised $16,500 and Scolnik says extra money will pay for other related expenses that have come up since the project began.

The weapons would have been pulled by horses during war. The restoration is part of a wider effort to improve the park.


Information from: The Muskegon Chronicle, https://www.mlive.com/muskegon

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