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Point Pleasant, West Virginia: Anchor That Sank The Sallie Marmet

Formerly submerged anchor, now a park display, ripped open and sank the Sallie Marmet in 1925.

1 Main St., Point Pleasant, WV
At the southwest end of Main St., in Tu-Endie-Wei State Park, chained to a flagpole.
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Cursed anchor.

Anchor That Sank a Steamboat

In 1925, while steaming into Cincinnati, the boat Sallie Marmet hit a submerged anchor and sank. The anchor was raised, brought to Point Pleasant, and chained to a park flagpole in 1929.

[Stephen Francia, 06/12/2020]

The anchor is less than a hundred yards from another possibly cursed object: the vengeful bones of Chief Cornstalk.

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