|July 30th 1993 Robert Mester,
with three others side scanning in Commencement Bay, found a very large
and old Anchor. July 31, 1993 they returned for still photography
and video footage.
After a series of conversations with Tacoma
Aquarium personnel additional dives were performed. These
included John Rupp and others with the Aquarium.
Contact was made with the State Historic
Preservation Officer. Due to lack of providence the Anchor did
not qualify for the National Register.
March of 1994 photographs and measured
drawings were shared with Archaeologist James Delgado of the Vancouver
In 1998 John Dimmer of the Dimmer Family
Foundation offered to fund the recovery.
The Anchor will be brought to shore and the
wooden stock separated. The Anchor and stock will be shipped to
Texas A&M University for restoration. This process should
take several months. When completed, the Anchor will return for
curation at the Washington State Historical Museum in Tacoma.