Marlin spike w/rope

Object Number: 
1941.761a
Date: 
1800-1875
Medium: 
Wood, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 1/4 x 1 3/8 in. ( 38.7 x 3.5 cm )
Description: 
Oak marlin spike with baluster shaped handle, straight shaft which tapers slightly at the tip; small piece of cotton cord is tied around the handle in a double stevedore knot.
Gallery Label: 
This marlin spike was used in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group