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Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Mooring Anchor

Florida Public Archaeology Network

 
 
Mooring Anchor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 29, 2015
1. Mooring Anchor Marker
Inscription. Mooring anchors like this one were lowered into Pensacola Bay during the 1800s. A pair of buoyed mooring anchors connected by a long, heavy chain gave sailing ships a place to moor (tie up) while waiting to enter Pensacola's harbor to load or unload cargo.

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.

Caption:
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 anchorís concrete platform and compass.
 
Erected by University of West Florida.
 
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 Street and East Main Street, on the left when traveling south on South Barracks Street. Touch for map. Marker is behind the Florida Public Archaeology Network building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 E Main St, Pensacola FL 32502, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Mooring Anchor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 29, 2015
2. Mooring Anchor Marker
. Piers, Ports and Wharves: A Look At Pensacola's Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); De Soto Trail / A Port with Promise (within shouting distance of this marker); William Bartram Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christ Church (about 500 feet away); John Wesley Hardin (about 600 feet away); Firefighter Vista S. Lowe (about 600 feet away); The Commanding Officer's Compound (about 700 feet away); The End of the Colonial Era in Florida (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola.
 
Also see . . .  Florida Public Archaeology Network. (Submitted on December 1, 2015.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Florida Public Archaeology Network building image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 29, 2015
3. Florida Public Archaeology Network building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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