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14343c Lignum Vitae Whaleship Dead Eye

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Lignum vitae dead eye. 19th C. Approx. 6 in. diameter with original iron strap. Ex. collection: Stanton whaling family of New Bedford.

William B. Stanton was a master and James E. Stanton was a master and part owner of several whaling vessels that sailed out of New Bedford and Westport, Massachusetts, including the Martha (1872-74) the Tropic Bird (1851-53) and the Osprey (1857-62).

Dead eyes were used in the standing rigging of a sailing ship. They were placed in the shrouds (lines holding up the mast) in order to create tension.

14343c Lignum Vitae Dead Eye
Item# 14343c

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