Villiers (dianavilliers) wrote,


Below decks on the starboard side of the Hikitia is a compact marine conservation lab operated by the Maritime Archaeological Association of New Zealand. The pictured artefacts are from a wreck off the Auckland Islands, from top to bottom, a deck light, a knee, a lead cistern with a decoration of a person playing a small harp, a small boat anchor and a mortar ball. The anchor and mortar ball are undergoing a slow electrolytic process to remove chlorides from the iron.
It was hoped that the wreck was that of the General Grant, but unfortunately the deck light and cistern are more consistent with a British built ship.
Tags: hikitia, objects
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