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    Help with info about an anchor?

    Hello, we were clearing out the woods behind our new house in South Portland, Maine, and came across this anchor. It's about 4 feet high and 3.5 feet wide. No discernible marks on it, but very eroded. It seems to have been painted blue at one point. Can anyone help me with info about its origins? Thanks!Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by RachelHealy View Post
    Hello, we were clearing out the woods behind our new house in South Portland, Maine, and came across this anchor. It's about 4 feet high and 3.5 feet wide. No discernible marks on it, but very eroded. It seems to have been painted blue at one point. Can anyone help me with info about its origins? Thanks!
    Looks like a standard Admiralty/Fisherman anchor. Is it all metal or is part of it made of wood? If it's all metal, most likely mid-1800's or newer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiddenMonster View Post
    Looks like a standard Admiralty/Fisherman anchor. Is it all metal or is part of it made of wood? If it's all metal, most likely mid-1800's or newer.
    Thanks for the info! It's all metal. I'm going to poke round the local historical society and see if I can find who it might have belonged to (lots of maritime folks in the area).
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    Looks to me like an early mid 1800's Admiralty anchor....given it's location, I'd suspect a sailing ship of some sort from that era...

    ag
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    Quote Originally Posted by agflit View Post
    Looks to me like an early mid 1800's Admiralty anchor....given it's location, I'd suspect a sailing ship of some sort from that era...

    ag
    Thanks! Now to figure out how it got to the top of our hill...
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    Thanks - great article! It helps me narrow down the time frame a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RachelHealy View Post
    Thanks! Now to figure out how it got to the top of our hill...
    Best place to start there would be to contact the previous owner(s). In my county you can do a search of property tax records for an address. From there you can see the previous owners in the history. Maybe your county has a similar online tool. If not, you might have to visit the office in person or ask a real estate agent if they can get the information. If there are no markings on it, you're going to have a tough time finding out its history without contacting people who were connected to it. And given its age range, that might be a quest in its own right. You could easily be trying to locate grandchildren, great grandchildren or great, great grandchildren.

    Now, not to start anything, but if your post appeared in the Cache Hunting forum there would no doubt be someone telling you that one of the flukes on the anchor is a sign that probably points to where the treasure is buried. Just sayin'...
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