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A History of the Navy in 100 Objects
A History of the Navy in 100 Objects

Object 08: Sea Anchor from the USS Constitution

As we continue through our naval history journey, keep in mind that for much of recorded history, one of the only other non-manpowered methods of propulsion on the high seas was wind. Raises the obvious question of what do when the wind dies. Today we discuss a piece of equipment called a "sea anchor" and how the most famous ship in the U.S. Navy worked to solve the problem of no wind during the War of 1812.

Sea Anchor from the USS Constitution

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