Raise the Anchor!
For some time, several impressive historical anchors have rested around the parking lot of Harbor History Museum, including two anchors that were part of the Shenandoah fishing vessel.
This November, the volunteers of the Shenandoah Restoration Project will be taking another exciting step in their project: erecting and preserving the anchors so they can be in full view of the public. These anchors honor the heritage of the Gig Harbor community by bringing awareness of the artifacts and history of our maritime city.
To compliment the raising of the Shenandoah’s anchor, we offer this new Lobby exhibit, Raise the Anchor! exploring the unique history, construction, and function of anchors.
Many thanks to Nate Slater, Harbor History Museum’s Lead Shipwright, and the hardworking volunteers of the Shenandoah Restoration Project. To learn more about this community activity, visit its Facebook page.