COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - An anchor recovered from Puget Sound north of Seattle and believed to be more than 200 years old has reached Texas A&M University for restoration.
School officials on Monday announced the anchor possibly from the HMS Chatham arrived in College Station via truck.
The 900-pound anchor was discovered six years ago by diver Doug Monk in an inlet off Whidbey Island. Floats were used to bring the anchor to the surface.
Experts want to know if the anchor was lost by the Royal Navy survey brig in 1792 during British explorer George Vancouver's adventures.
The anchor in June was taken to the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, Washington, to be prepped for transport to Texas. Restoration should take about 18 months at A&M's Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation.
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