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 $5,907. and it came from a salvage company. 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 )