Ship's Timber, Cut by Modern Underwater Chain Saw [156847]

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Ship's Timber, Cut by Modern Underwater Chain Saw [156847]
425.00USD+ (85.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2022 Dec 03 @ 12:23UTC-8 : PST/AKDT
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Ship's timber from the S.S. Central America shipwreck, cut by a modern underwater chain saw. It is 7" x 5.5" x 3" thick. Worm-eaten with remnants of ship worm burrow linings. This timber was part of an experiment in underwater tool use for heavy structure and debris removal in 1991. The saw performed well, but the expedition found no pressing practical use for it. It is interesting to note that, 23 years later in 2014, the return expedition did use a similar chainsaw to gain access to the lower reaches of gold-bearing parts of the shipwreck.

Date: 1857
Country (if not USA):
Provenance: SS Central America Collection