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North Icelandic Village to Acquire Cannon

The town council of Skagaströnd (pop. 650) has decided to support a group of local cannon enthusiasts with ISK 500,000 (USD 6,800, EUR 4,400) so that they can import a cannon from Denmark, a replica of cannons used in the 17th and 18th centuries.

According to old chronicles, Skagaströnd used to have two cannons that were fired in celebration when ships arrived in autumn, Fréttabladid reports.

The idea is to invest in a cannon and gunpowder and fire the cannon when there is a reason to celebrate, like they do in the Westman Islands and Akureyri.

The cannon in Akureyri is an inseparable part of the medieval market in Gásir.

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