Old canal boat's anchor found off shore

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A 19th century canal boat anchor found off a beach in Burlington, Vt., will be hauled out to a deeper shipwreck preserve, a Lake Champlain Maritime Museum official says.

The late 19th century canal boat anchor found Sunday off Burlington’s North Beach will likely be transported to a deeper shipwreck preserve, a maritime expert said Monday.

The rusty and crustacean-crusted anchor probably came from one of the thousands of canal boats that plied local waters in the 1800s, said Adam Kane, who directs the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Maritime Research Institute.

“That area was a very common anchorage for canal boats, particularly when the wind was from the north,” he added.

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