Ancient anchor a puzzle for experts

From the Hartlepool Mail: Ancient anchor a puzzle for experts.

The origins of a 200-year-old anchor dragged up from the depths of the North Sea looks set to remain a mystery.

Marine archaeologist Gary Green, of Tees Archaeology, says the anchor — which was discovered when it got caught up in a trawler’s net — will be difficult to trace. (…)

Gary said the fact that the anchor is partly made of wood, rather than iron, dates it back as far as the early 1800s. [continue, see photo]