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Duluth in St. Louis County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Trotman Folding Stock Anchor

1892

 
 
Trotman Folding Stock Anchor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, July 17, 2009
1. Trotman Folding Stock Anchor Marker
Inscription. Conventional ship's anchor used from about 1870 to 1910, from the Whaleback steamer Thomas Wilson, sunk a half mile outside Duluth Piers. Recovered in 1973 by the U.S.C.G. Cutter Woodrush with divers Elmer Engman, Dave Anderson, Dan Goman and Paul Von Goertz.

The anchor weighs a ton and a half
 
Location. 46° 46.837′ N, 92° 5.495′ W. Marker is in Duluth, Minnesota, in St. Louis County. Marker can be reached from Canal Park Drive, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located on the breakwall across the parking lot from the entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Duluth MN 55802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Modern Ship Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker); Capstan (within shouting distance of this marker); Modern Ship Propeller (within shouting distance of this marker); Float Copper (within shouting distance of this marker); McDougall Patent Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker); Northwoods Sailors (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Merchant Marine / U.S. Navy Armed Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis G. Castle (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Duluth.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Trotman Folding Stock Anchor image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, July 17, 2009
2. Trotman Folding Stock Anchor
Modern Ship Anchor image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, July 17, 2009
3. Modern Ship Anchor
This modern ships anchor is perhaps added as a reference to the earlier anchor style of this marker.
Modern Ship Anchor Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, July 17, 2009
4. Modern Ship Anchor Plaque
This Navy-style stockless anchor is the type used on all modern ships and, at 3 tons, it is typical of those carried on 8 - 10,000 ton freighters. A usual rule of thumb provides that a vessel's anchor chain should be three times the depth of the water in which she is anchored: this chain usually weighs about 100 pounds per foot. Provided by the Army Corps of Engineers.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,880 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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