An Example of a Porter Anchor in Beacon Hill Park, Victoria BC

by Robert Hanna and John MacFarlane 2017

Porter Anchor Plaque

The Commemorative Plaque at Beacon Hill Park, Victoria BC. (Photo from the Robert Hanna collection.)

There is an anchor marked with a commemorative plaque in Beacon Hill Park in Victoria BC. It marks an anchor donated by the late Harold Elworthy.

Porter Anchor

CAPTION (Photo from the Robert Hanna collection.)

The plaque states that it is a Porter Improved Type anchor but it appears, in fact, to be a Trotman’s Ancor design. This design was first known as Porter’s Patent Anchor first introduced at the Society, Instituted at London, for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce in London in 1843. This is an old design which was well suited to sailing ships.

Porter Anchor

CAPTION (Photo from the Robert Hanna collection.)

Porter Anchor

CAPTION (Photo from the Robert Hanna collection.)

Porter Anchor

CAPTION (Photo from the Robert Hanna collection.)

There is another Trotman’s Anchor on display at Ucluelet BC, which is featured in another article by Christopher Cole. See the srticle Monument to Trotman’s Anchor http://www.nauticapedia.ca/Gallery/Monument_Trotman_Anchor.php



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Hanna, Robert and John MacFarlane (2017) An Example of a Porter Anchor in Beacon Hill Park, Victoria BC. Nauticapedia.ca 2017. http://nauticapedia.ca/Gallery/Monument_Porter_Anchor.php

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