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Object # 2008.001.097
Object Name Digital photograph
Description Shoreline -This is a later view of the Golden Sunset's figurehead on Bates Wharf, with the former cooperage, now fitted with a tall chimney, in the background. The wooden statue was carved by the workshop of Robert Bailes ofHendon, England. During the Hurricane of 1944, the figurehead became detached from her earlier vertical mounting and floated up into the inner harbor. She was recovered relatively undamaged-requiring only some restoration of her nose. She was firmly remounted in this angled posture that more closely matched the way she would have appeared on the bow of the Golden Sunset.
Search Terms shoreline
Figurehead of Golden Sunset
Bates Wharf
cooperage
Postcard History of Marion
Date 07/24/2010
Accession number 2008.001