The Civil War in NE North Carolina
I saw an Admiralty type anchor for sale in the shop across from Muddy's about a month ago. I was told it had been salvaged from a local scrap yard. It was "rusty fresh" from the water. I would say it was about 5 ft between the points of the flukes. Could it have been one left by one of Lynch's ships as they escaped up the canal?
The Sea Bird and the Commodore Perry got tangled when they collided and Flusser cut the anchor of the Perry loose so he could pursue another ship. That's one possibility. Another is the Sea Bird's anchor. Another is the Forrest's anchor if it was found near the bridge over to Camden. The Black Warrior is another possibility.