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Anchor of the Rydal Hall

ANCHOR OF THE RYDAL HALL

ON THE NIGHT OF OCTOBER 17, 1876 
THE SQUARE RIGGER RYDAL HALL, EN 
ROUTE FROM CARDIFF, WALES TO 
SAN FRANCISCO WITH A CARGO OF 
COAL, RAN ON THE ROCKS IN A HEAVY 
FOG OFF PILLAR POINT AND WAS LOST. 

NINETY-FIVE YEARS LATER THE 
ANCHOR, FOURTEEN FEET LONG AND 
WEIGHING TWO TONS, WAS RECOVERED
FROM THE SEA, A REMINDER OF MORE 
THAN 85 SAILING SHIPS WRECKED ON 
THE SAN MATEO COUNTY COASTLINE IN 
THE LAST HALF OF THE NINETEENTH
CENTURY.



Submitted by @jqmcd

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