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Anchor, believed to be Capt. Vancouver's, hauled from Strait

June 10th, 2014 - 5:35am

(Port Townsend) – A half-ton anchor researchers think might be from one of Capt. George Vancouver's ships, has been brought from the bottom of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Crews yesterday hauled the anchor off the coast of Whidbey Island.

Amateur historians believe the anchor is more than 220 years old and came from the HMS Chatham, companion to Vancouver’s HMS Discovery that anchored in the area in 1792.

The anchor was found and brought up by two local men who formed Anchor Ventures LLC — Scott Grimm, a medical equipment salesman and amateur historian, and Doug Monk, a Port Angeles diver and fisherman who first spotted the anchor in 2008.

The Seattle Times says the two will have the anchor shipped to Texas A&M University for a closer look.

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