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FORT’S GUNS CAME FROM WRECK - Research has determined nine historic cannons displayed for the past 60 years at a recreated French and Indian War fort in upstate New York were originally aboard a British warship that sank in the Florida Keys in the 18th century, according to an underwater archaeologist who led the project. Joseph Zarzynski, of Wilton, New York, said a study of all 68 cannons at Fort William Henry found that some if not all of the nine iron cannons likely came from HMS Looe, a British warship that sank after hitting a reef in 1744. Zarzynski said it was known when the replica fort opened in 1954 on the southern end of Lake George that some of the cannons were believed to have come from a British shipwreck in the Keys. The exact source wasn’t pinpointed until volunteer researchers deduced the guns came from the Looe, a 44-gun frigate built in England in 1741, Zarzynski said. “All the evidence points to it,” he said. A 20-minute documentary titled, “Iron Sentries: The Mystery Cannons of Fort William Henry” was recently released by Pepe Productions of Glens Falls. (716)