Mooring Anchor, Kaikoura Museum, Kaikoura, New Zealand.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman
S 42° 23.983 E 173° 40.696
59G E 720421 N 5302366
Quick Description: A mooring anchor recovered from the area of New Wharf to the south of Kaikoura city in 1964. Probably laid in about 1910 to anchor mooring buoys to which ships could secure their bow or stern lines.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 3/23/2011 4:06:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMB1J1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 5

Long Description:
Kaikoura Museum is on the north side of Ludstone Road at no.14. Ludstone Road runs inland from the main intersection on SH1 at the top end of the commercial district.

This transcription is reproduced from the information panel adjacent to the anchor.


               MOORING ANCHOR

          This anchor was recovered
          from the seabed in 1964 by
          Stan Wilson and the Kaikoura
          County Council.
          An old identity Ted Nilsen said
          that it would be one of several
          laid at the new wharf about
          1910 to moor buoys, to which
          the ships secured their bow
          and stern lines. It was
          probably relocated from the
          old wharf where as well as
          being laid for ship moorings,
          buoys were also placed in the
          roadstead as kedge anchors
          to facilitate the winching of
          sailing ships out to a position
          where they could set sail.
There are three photographs on the board, one showing the anchor when it was raised with the 'finders', and two showing vessels at the wharfs, "Wakatu" at Old Wharf in 1898 casting its bow line, and "Cygnet" at New Wharf casting its stern line.

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