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

Modern Ship Anchor

 
 
Modern Ship Anchor Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 9, 2014
1. Modern Ship Anchor Marker
Inscription.

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.
 
Location. 46° 46.817′ N, 92° 5.489′ W. Marker is in Duluth, Minnesota, in Saint Louis County. Touch for map. Marker is in Canal Park, at the south end of Canal Park Drive. 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. Capstan (a few steps from this marker); McDougall Patent Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker); Trotman Folding Stock Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker); Modern Ship Propeller (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis G. Castle (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Merchant Marine / U.S. Navy Armed Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); Edgar A. Culbertson (within shouting distance of this marker); Northwoods Sailors (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duluth.
 
Also see . . .
Modern Ship Anchor and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 9, 2014
2. Modern Ship Anchor and Marker

1. Lake Superior Maritime Museum Association. (Submitted on November 19, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Great Lakes and Seaway Shipping. (Submitted on November 19, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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