Cannon Beach's namesake cannon is getting a facelift.
It's headed to the historial preservation program at Texas A&M University for repair.
The cannon dates back to 1846, when the U.S.S. Shark ran aground near Clatsop Spit.
Years on display outside in the salt air have taken a toll on the cannon.
The Daily Astorian reports that the cannon's restoration is expected to take one year and cost about $38,000.
The general regimen includes putting the cannon in a vat to reduce harmful chloride levels.
This story originally appeared on Oregon Public Broadcasting.