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Horseshoe excavated at Fort Haldimand

Object Number: 
INV.5940.76
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/8 x 4 1/4 in. ( 1 x 10.8 cm )
Description: 
Iron horseshoe excavated at Fort Haldimand; rectangular holes.
Gallery Label: 
This horseshoe was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee from a refuse pit at Fort Haldimand, a British fort on Carleton Island in the St. Lawrence River in New York, just below the Canadian border. Built in 1779, the fort commanded passage of the river and was retained by the British until its destruction by American forces in 1812. The horse that wore this shoe could have belonged to an officer, or been used to transport supplies and artillery.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group