Anchor Linked To 1792 British Shipwreck Set For Major Cleaning

July 28, 2014 12:40 PM

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Anchor Linked To 1792 British Shipwreck Set For Major Cleaning

After decades, possibly centuries, at the bottom of the sea — and a 2,200-mile-long (3,540 kilometers) road trip wrapped in damp blankets in the back of a pickup truck — a barnacle-crusted anchor arrived in Texas this week for a major cleaning.

The men who raised the object from the floor of the Puget Sound hope conservation efforts will uncover proof that they found the long-lost anchor from a historic British voyage around the world.

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