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Mooring Anchor, Barnacle Bills, Scarborough Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman
S 42° 24.738 E 173° 40.938
59G E 720709 N 5300959
Quick Description: Two mooring anchors probably recovered from the sea off Kaikoura's New Quay.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 3/25/2011 3:49:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMB24K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 3

Long Description:
The newer anchor, in front, is identical to the one set up outside the Kaikoura Museum but is in much poorer condition, needing a coat of de-rust paint and a coat of protector. It is of the standard Admiralty Pattern "A.P.", or simply "Admiralty", also known as "Fisherman"

The anchor at the museum was recovered from the seabed in the area of New Wharf, to the south of Kaikoura, in 1964. This type of anchor was used to moor buoys to which ships could tie their bow or stern lines and would have been placed in about 1910 when the New Wharf replaced the Old Wharf. They were also used at 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 so may have been moved from there in about 1910.

The older anchor is set vetically behind and is in much poorer condition, it has a much lighter stock which doesn't appear to have a bend in it and the shackle is rusted away.

Barnacle Bills provides accommodation for travellers, full details can be found here: Barnacle Bills

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