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LaHave Islands Marine Museum

Iron, Shipwright's Meaking


Accession number: 1995.757.01
Date: before 1995
Description: Instrument for corking (caulking) boats. 
History of Use: This tool was used to remove oakum from between boards of a vessel that was to be recaulked. This type of corking iron used for smaller seams on hull or wooden superstructure while vessel is afloat or in hard to reach places.