The Blokhus Cannon is an old wreckage find from the beginning of the 18th century. It has been through many a tribulation throughout its life.
The Blokhus cannon was made in the end of the 17th century in the United Kingdom. It was found as wreckage on the beach in the beginning of the 18th century during the British war (1907-14), where several British war ships sank in the bay.
In a short period of time, the Blokhus cannon served as a salute cannon. At that time, it was common to give a salute as the merchant ships arrived or passed by. Since the beach at Blokhus was so difficult to see from the sea, a salute helped the sailors find their way around.
To make sure that the Germans did not remove the cannon in 1864, it was buried in the dunes. Several years later, it was placed in front of Strandingskroen and became a tourist attraction.
Up until 1910, the cannon was traditionally fired on New Year’s Eve by the local fisherman Johan Sørensen. Since then, the Blokhus cannon overcame many changeable situations.
Lately, it was to be found at a restaurant outside Klitmøller.
Today, however, the cannon is finally back and part of the history of Blokhus. Every night during the summer holiday, the cannon is fired at sunset.
In front of the beach centre at Blokhus beach
During winter term, the cannon is placed at the entrance of the Blokhus shopping centre