Re-anchoring the square

Mystic — Workers from Mystic Shipyard, with help from Mystic Flagpole Committee members, reinstalled the anchor Wednesday at Liberty Pole Square in Mystic.

The anchor, which was salvaged from the four-masted schooner Calvin B. Orcutt that sank off Cape Cod in 1896 and has been on display in the square since 2005, has been under restoration at Mystic Seaport Museum for about a year.

The wooden stock of the anchor had rotted, making it unsafe for display.

The museum donated the labor, and wood left over from the restoration of the Charles W. Morgan, to restore the anchor. Mystic Shipyard donated the truck and crew to transport and install the anchor.

Editor's Note: Flagpole Committee member Asa Pollard's location in the photo has been corrected in the caption.

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