ANCHOR ON VETERANS PLAZA
Ken Thompson, USMC veteran from Canton, Texas bought the anchor that is displayed on the Memorial Plaza.
I bought it from the Government Liquidations auction in Oklahoma City. They had a contract to do away with all their surplus. I told Red Montgomery and others about it. I paid about four or five thousand for it. That anchor is heavy, it weighed about 20,000 lbs.
Bob’s brother, John English went up and hauled the anchor back to Canton. It is a real anchor but it was never on a Navy ship, it is not a replica.
There is a visible name on the anchor Baldt, from Chester, Pennsylvania. That company went out of business and was bought by the Lister Chain Company out of Blaine, Washington. ( We will continue to research the origin of this anchor )