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Ponce Inlet in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Kedge Anchor

c. 1830-1860

 
 
Kedge Anchor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 12, 2017
1. Kedge Anchor Marker
Inscription.  This large simple-fluke anchor called a kedge was recovered by the U.S. Coast Guard in the Bahamas. These anchors were used in the islands on logging ships, to hold the stern seaward as they grounded the bow near shore in order to load timbers in areas with no dock or pier.
 
Erected by Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 29° 4.832′ N, 80° 55.701′ W. Marker is in Ponce Inlet, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from South Peninsula Drive south of Ocean Way Drive. The marker is on the grounds of the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4931 S Peninsula Dr, Port Orange FL 32127, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 16th Century Anchor (here, next to this marker); Oil Storage House (here, next to this marker); Bronze Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Jesse Linzy (within
Kedge Anchor with marker in background image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 12, 2017
2. Kedge Anchor with marker in background
shouting distance of this marker); Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Ponce Inlet Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Gladys Meyer Davis Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Assistant Keeper's Dwelling (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ponce Inlet.
 
Also see . . .  Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association (Submitted on January 16, 2018.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 13, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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