August 16, 2012 | Vol. 39, No. 33

Fish trap anchors park roundabout

The fish trap anchor at Sandy Beach was donated by the Glen Reid Jr. Family. According to Parks and Rec Director Donn Hayes it will be the “anchor” of our future landscaping in that specific roundabout and will also include a short trail linking the two paths right there. For other roundabout at the park, “we are looking to find a grant to put in a couple totem poles and then building out with granite boulders and shrubbery,” according to Hayes. Glen Reid Jr. said his family has collected old fish trap anchors from all over the area. Some were later used to anchor log rafts and some were used to anchor fish buying scows. Anchors have been salvaged from Portage Bay, Icy Straits and Hawk Inlet. A similar anchor at the South Harbor weighs about 7 tons and was taken from Fanshaw Bay in about 50 feet of water, according to Reid. The city hauled the anchor from the Reid property to the park earlier this summer.

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