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Bolt from starboard rail of galley

Object Number: 
1933.127
Date: 
ca. 1777
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 in. ( 43.2 cm )
Description: 
Wrought iron bent in V-shaped cylindrical bolt.
Gallery Label: 
This bolt is from the starboard rail of the U.S War Galley the 'Trumbull', sunk ooof of Fort Ticonderoga in 1777. The wreck is only visible inabnormally low water off of Lake Champlain. The bolt was taken by the donor in 1933. The bolt is bent from the action of the ice on the lake.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Howland Pell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group