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Nom de l'objet : Keg
Type de l'objet : Wine
Catégorie de l'objet : Tools & Equipment for Materials
Sous-catégorie de l'objet : Food Processing Tools & Equipment
Matériaux : Wood
Metal, Iron
Technique de fabrication : Nailed
Numéro d'accession : No Acquisition # 1
Fabricant : Unknown
Province d'utilisation : Newfoundland
Pays d'utilisation : Canada
Période : WWII
Description : The wine keg is made primarily of wood. There are no visible marks or stamps on the object. The wine keg is made of wooden planks that are held together by iron rings that are bolted together through the wood. It appears that there was a third iron ring at the bottom of the barrel that is no longer there. There is a copper spout for accessing the wine inside of the barrel. On the opposite side of the top there are 2 loops in the iron possibly for carrying or holding the keg.
Commentaires : This wine keg was recovered from the wrecks of the USS Truxton and Pollux. On February 18, 1942 a fleet of three ships the USS Truxton, Pollux, and Wilkes were travelling to Argentia, Newfoundland in a blinding snow storm. At approximately 4:30 am the WIlkes ran aground but got itself unstuck from the beach. However, the 1200 ton destroyer Truxton crashed ashore at Chamber Cove on the outer side of the St. Lawrence. At the same time the 6085 ton supply ship Pollux ran aground at Lawn Point. In the disaster that followed, 293 people died and 186 survived. The survivors credit their rescue to the people of nearby Lawn and St. Lawrence who risked their lives to help the sailors.
Hauteur : 51
Largeur : 25
Unité de mesure linéaire : cm
Nombre d'objets : 1
Nombre de parties composantes : 1
Établissement : Lawn Heritage Museum 
Ville de l'établissement : Lawn
Province de l'établissement : Newfoundland & Labrador

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