The USS Maine's anchor
by Keith Bender
Here are two photos of the Maine's anchor. When the Maine was raised they gave a piece of her to every state that was a state at the time.  Reading , PA was just lucky to get a big piece like one of the anchors. I was born in Reading and lived there till 1986. As a kid some times my dad would drive past it and I would bug him to stop so I could look at it and that led to climbing on it of course.
    There is no engraved or casted numbers of the  weight on it that I could find. 
Where the stock and shank meet my head almost touches, and that's at the bottom, I'm 5'9".  I thought you BB freaks out there would enjoy this.
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