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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Port Wentworth in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Historic Ship Anchor

(Admiralty Style)

 

*1800-1865*

 
Historic Ship Anchor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 30, 2011
1. Historic Ship Anchor Marker
Inscription. Recovered from the Savannah River on February 27, 1994 during Georgia Department of Transportation construction work for the U.S. 17 Alt./ Talmadge Bridge in Savannah, Georgia, this 1200 pound anchor would have been used on large ocean going or river vessels during the first half of the 19th century.

** Metal conservation completed by the Florida Department of State, Bureau of Archaeological Research, Tallahassee
 
Erected by Georgia Department of Transportation, District 5 Maintenance Office, Jesup.
 
Location. 32° 13.012′ N, 81° 10.461′ W. Marker is near Port Wentworth, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Interstate 95, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located at the southbound rest-stop and visitor center just south of the Georgia-South Carolina state line. Marker is in this post office area: Port Wentworth GA 31407, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Houston Baptist (approx. 1.6 miles away); Richmond Baptist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Washington's Southern Tour (approx. 2.6 miles away); Mulberry Grove Plantation (approx. 2.6 miles
Historic Ship Anchor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 30, 2011
2. Historic Ship Anchor Marker
away); Goshen Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); Atlantic Coastal Highway Through Georgia (approx. 3.7 miles away); Managing Water for Wildlife (approx. 4.9 miles away in South Carolina); Rice Field Trunk (approx. 4.9 miles away in South Carolina). Click for a list of all markers in Port Wentworth.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Anchor Fluke image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 30, 2011
3. Anchor Fluke
Anchor Loop image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 30, 2011
4. Anchor Loop
Georgia Welcome Center image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 30, 2011
5. Georgia Welcome Center
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 508 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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