Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Florida Public Archaeology Network
This three-ton mooring anchor was discovered in Pensacola Bay by the U.S. Navy in 1965. It was recovered and displayed behind Old Christ Church for many years before being moved to its current location.
Brian Adams, a University of West Florida archaeology graduate student, spent several months in 2007 researching, restoring, and conserving the mooring ancho. Jerry Vogt designed and built the anchor’s concrete platform and compass.
Erected by University of West Florida.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1965.
Location. 30° 24.468′ N, 87° 12.626′ W. Marker is in Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker is at the intersection of South Barracks StreetTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 E Main St, Pensacola FL 32502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Defending a Coastal Colony (within shouting distance of this marker); Piers, Ports and Wharves: A Look At Pensacola's Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); A Port with Promise (within shouting distance of this marker); William Bartram Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Supremacy, Siege and the Sea (about 400 feet away); Christ Church (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Christ Church (about 500 feet away); John Wesley Hardin (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola.
Also see . . . Florida Public Archaeology Network. (Submitted on December 1, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2015, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2015, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.