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Courtesy of The Bee (Danville, Virginia), 22 July 1941
Courtesy of The Bee (Danville, Virginia), 22 July 1941

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.   Read more