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Gavel made from deck of the U.S.S. Niagara

Object Number: 
1973.42
Date: 
ca. 1813
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 5/8 x 2 1/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 11.7 x 5.4 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Wooden gavel with plain head and handle made from the deck of the U.S.S. Niagara.
Gallery Label: 
This gavel was made from wood taken from the quarter deck of the War of 1812 battleship U.S.S. Niagara. The Niagara was launched in 1813 and served as Commodore Perry's relief flagship during the Battle of Lake Erie. The gavel was given to the Society by the Army and Navy Club, presented by Colonel Eugene Prince.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Army and Navy Club
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group