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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Into the Deep

One of two small quilts made for the PAQA Water Challenge. See the entire collection at:

The history of the anchor dates back millennia. The most ancient anchors were probably rocks and many rock anchors have been found dating from at least the Bronze Age . . . The ancient Greeks used baskets of stones, large sacks filled with sand, and wooden logs filled with lead . . . Such anchors held the vessel merely by their weight and by their friction along the bottom. Iron was afterwards introduced for the construction of anchors, and an improvement was made by forming them with teeth, or "flukes", to fasten themselves into the bottom.

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