After stepping off the Main Wharf, you enter a small, waterfront park called Britomart Reserve. Its namesake is the HMS Britomart, an 1807 British ship commanded by Captain Stanley when she arrived in Akaroa in 1840. The 90 foot naval vessel had a crew of 75 and was defended with six and eighteen pounder guns. This is a Kinman cannon built in 1808. The smooth bore, muzzle loaded six pounder is similar to the two used on the brig of the HMS Britomart. The historic, wheel-mounted weapon has been position here since 1908.