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Old Ship Anchor Found, Could Be from the Revolutionary War |


( Bob Bevan, aide to the Mayor of Gloucester City, submitted this photo of an old anchor that was discovered in the Delaware River near Eagle Point in Westville in 2010. A construction crew rebuilding a loading dock at the Sunoco Marine Terminal, placed the anchor on dry ground where it has remained for the past two years. Bevan said a group looking for the remains of the Continental Navy ship Andrew Doria that was sunk in the Delaware River in the 1700's is examing the anchor as it might be from that war ship. According to the Institude of Maritime History the Andrew Doria was burned near the Brooklawn shore to prevent capture by the British in November 1778.

Bevan said there is a chance the anchor could end up in Gloucester City at Freedom Pier. 

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