THE OCEAN FLOOR


 

ITEM # PFTOF-1
"MID 19TH CENTURY SHIPWRECK ANCHOR"

 


An original 19th century , "Museum Quality"
anchor recovered off Long Island's South Shore sometime
in the mid 1900's.
Fishermen kept getting their dredges & nets hung up on sunken debris so
they sent divers down to investigate what was believed to be an old shipwreck.
The anchor was recovered among other items from an old sailing vessel of the early
to mid 19th century.
The unit has a very heavy rust patina from the many years on the ocean floor,
The stock bar with its original key is frozen in place, the top ring is loose, however
the chain shackle bolt is also frozen in place.
The unit has an "S" shape bend in its shank, and approx. 25 +/- feet of its original
open link chain.
The overall length as shown is 74" ,
the curved shank is 48" long x 2 1/2 to 3 1/2" diameter, the fluke is 41" wide with
the left spade palm 12" long  x 9 1/2"  wide & the right  10" long  x 8" wide.
The stock bar is 63" long, the top ring 9 1/2" dia x 1 1/4" thick, the chain shackle
is 6 1/2" long x 5" wide, & the finials are 3 1/2" dia x 2 1/2" long.
The chain is 2 1/4" long x 3/4" dia open link.
Its estimated weight today is approx. 250 pounds & it is believed the
anchor was approx. 300-450 pounds before its long  years of oxidation.
A truly beautiful decorative & historic nautical fixture that would look wonderful
in any nautical theme.
"SOLD"

ITEM# PFTOF-2
"VERY EARLY 19TH CENTURY SHIPWRECK ANCHOR"



Another "Museum Quality" shipwreck anchor recovered
in the same manner as PFTOF-1, by divers investigation a sunken wreck
after fishermen noted their equipment being hung up on sunken debris.
This anchor is somewhat older & possibly of  late 18th century vintage & was
recovered off
"MONTAUK POINT"
Its stock bar which was made of heavy hardwood & fitted into the diamond
shape fitting just below the top ring has long been lost to the sea.
The unit has an extreme heavy rust patina from its long years
of oxidation on the ocean floor.
The shank is 63 1/4" long x 2" average diameter, the fluke is 29 1/2" wide,
the spaded palms are 9" long x 5" wide, the top ring which is frozen in place
is 7 1/2" dia x 1" thick.
Weight 90 pounds as shown.
The unit has a custom made display stand with chain & brass finial accents.
Another beautiful decorative nautical  fixture.
"SOLD"

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