Researching our objects is not only interesting, but can often lead to rather funny stories. Take for example a small news clip Cindi found the other day about one of our anchors.
That must have been quite a sight for motorists that day! After finding this article, we were able to match it to our anchor DA 63, an Admiralty Anchor with a wooden stock ca 1850. It was a gift of Southland Iron and Metal Company. Thankfully it made its way to the museum after the incident and doesn’t appear to have been much worse for the wear.