Deadeye; [?]; [?]; 2011.220

Name/Title

Deadeye

About this object

Deadeye; a carved, wooden, triple deadeye, as used in the rigging of a traditional sailing ship. This may have been recovered from the wreck of the Surat.

The 'Surat' ran aground in a sinking condition, in Catlins Bay (now Surat Bay), on the 1st of January, 1874. No lives were lost, but the passengers lost many of their personal possessions. A later marine inquiry found the Captain and First Officer to be at fault for the wreck.

Maker

[?]

Maker Role

Maker

Date Made

[?]

Place Made

[?]

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, wood

Measurements

di 215mm x w 110mm
Small

Subject and Association Keywords

transportation and communications, shipping

Subject and Association Keywords

navigation. merchant marine, shipwrecks and fires

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".

Object Type

equipment

Object number

2011.220

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