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History Buffs Freaking Out Over Lump of Metal Found in Puget Sound

In 2008, an anchor was found in the Puget Sound and was thought to be off a ship from 1792!

HMS Chatham was a British Navy ship that was docked north of Seattle in 1792, so the 10-foot anchor was thought to be from that ship, which accompanied George Vancouver’s exploration of the Pacific Coast.┬áCan you imagine how cool that’d be? Like finding Meriwether Lewis’s canteen or Sir Francis Drake’s sword!

The anchor was sent to Texas A&M for restoration, and that project was recently completed. Now that they have a better understanding of the anchor, they’ve now determined it’s likely from a ship closer to 1820. DARN! But that’s still crazy old!

More research will be conducted so the history can be confirmed. More information can be found from the Union Bulletin.

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