Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Friday, 29 February 2008

Stirling Castle shoe leather


This picture is of shoe leather recovered from the Stirling Castle, it was on display in the Bleak House maritime museum for many years. It is not uncommon to find pieces of leather almost identical to those in the picture washed up on the beach, especially this time of the year. Sandwich Bay is the real hot spot, but the only problem is that once it leaves the water and starts to dry, it deteriorates. Last year I also found part of a onion bottle and brass dividers in some old netting washed up. From the debris in the netting it was obvious the netting had been wrapped around some old wreck. It would be impossible to identify the wreck but the items found can give a date. Anyway such finds do make a good collection.

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