Buoy and Sinker
Buoys have long helped in guiding ships safely to and from the port of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Numerous buoys are maintained by the Coast Guard to ensure that vessels can safely navigate the waters of Sturgeon Bay. This buoy has a cast iron sinker attached to it by a mooring chain. The letters "US LHE" indicates that this particular sinker was manufactured by the United States Lighthouse Establishment. The identifier dates the sinker to the mid-1850's.
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