Danny Syon

The anchor. The Ma’agan Micha’el shipwreck provided the first complete, one armed ancient anchor ever to be excavated. The photo shows its position as discovered off the starboard bow, that is, to the right of the front of the ship; the drawing details the anchor’s parts. The shank and the arm had been carved from a single oak timber; copper coated the anchor’s tooth and lead filled the hollow core of the stock. The anchor weighs 101 pounds and measures 6.2 feet long, with the stock 5 feet long. Its position led the investigators to conclude that the anchor was ready to be—but had not yet been—cast.