Turks Head Knot on Salvaged Anchor. Photography and Text by Keith R Wahl

January 10, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

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Turks Head Knot on Salvaged Anchor

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TurksHeadKnotSalvagedAnchor_20190813_D56_0691Anchors are fairly common decorations in Rhode Island, especially on an island such as Block Island. On this anchor was a rather distinctive "Turk's Head Knot" (a bit of marlinspike seamanship on display) marking the shackle attachment. The anchor itself is of rusted iron from the Age of Sail.

Anchors are fairly common decorations in Rhode Island, especially on an island such as Block Island. On this anchor was a rather distinctive "Turk's Head Knot" (a bit of marlinspike seamanship on display) marking the shackle attachment. The anchor itself is of rusted iron from the Age of Sail.

Turks Head Knot on Salvaged Anchor at Block Island, Rhode Island

 

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