September 23, 2019

Peabody Essex Museum Anchor Drop – Photo Gallery

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On Monday, September 16, 2019 The Peabody Essex Museum welcomed visitors to witness the return of the historic 4,450-pound anchor to the museum campus.

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The 4,450-pound anchor, which came to the museum in 1906 through the United States Navy, was re-installed on PEM’s campus. Many onlookers came to witness the return, including Mayor Kim Driscoll and museum Eijk van Otterloo.

The anchor was hand-forged during the era of the early frigates, sometime between 1790 and 1812. Although no one knows which vessel the anchor was attached to, what can be inferred is that it was twisted and damaged during a massive storm.

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