Wood, brass, silver
Overall: 35 5/8 x 1 in. ( 90.5 x 2.5 cm )
engraved: on top of knob: "H.L.H./Relic of/U.S.S. Vandalia"
Wooden cane with tapering straight shaft, silver knob handle, and brass ferule with iron tip.
According to accession records, this cane was made of wood from the U.S.S. Vandalia. There were two American naval fighting ships called "Vandalia." The first, an 18-gun sloop-of-war, was launched in 1828, was active during the Civil War, and was broken up between 1870 and 1872. The second "Vandalia," a screw sloop, was launched in 1876, served with the Pacific Squadron , and sank in a storm off Samoa in 1889.
Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Drisler Berry
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.