Christchurch: An anchor recovered by a cruise ship close to Stewart Island, south of New Zealand’s South Island, might be as much as 157 years previous.
The mysterious anchor was present in Paterson Inlet final week after it was snagged by the cruise vessel Milford Wanderer.
Actual Journeys normal supervisor Paul Norris mentioned the Milford Wanderer had anchored for the night time within the space throughout a five-day cruise and when the crew went to drag their anchor up, the previous one got here alongside.
Norris mentioned the preliminary thought was “Crikey, that appears a bit previous”.
The crew determined to put the anchor onshore and advise the Division of Conservation in regards to the discover.
It’s now on the seaside at Sydney Cove, Ulva Island.
The roughly 27 friends onboard had been excited and inquisitive in regards to the discover, Norris mentioned.
Division of Conservation heritage and guests senior ranger Dale Chittenden mentioned they had been “undecided precisely the place the anchor may have come from, however there are three potential choices”, which had been the brig Amherst, Pacific or Cosmopolite.