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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.

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