Thursday, November 16, 2023

Trotman Folding Stock Anchor from the Whaleback Thomas Wilson

This anchor is on the lawn of the visitor center along the lakeshore.
From the adjoining plaque:  1892, This conventional ship anchor from the whaleback steamer Thomas Wilson, sunk a half mile outside the Duluth Piers. Recovered in 1973 by the USCC Cutter Woodrush with divers Elmer Engman, Dave Anderson, Dan Gomsn, and Paul Von Goertz. 
The anchor weighs a ton and 1/2.

You can read more about the Thomas Wilson HERE.

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