Mysterious river item, what is it?

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  1. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    i have seen these "rods" in a few areas along the river, anyone know what they are? they seem really old. the one in the pic was sticking out of a 2ft cut bank and the round part may have been sticking out above the ground before the bank washed away. think i remember seeing some rods like these along shallow "swampy" pond in a park when i was a kid and seem to remember seeing what i think now were "turtle lines" attached to them. http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n277/dinkbuster1/riverthing.jpg
     
  2. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Sure does look like some kinda trap was attached to it at one time or another.
     

  3. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    I recognize the anchor. I believe that nearly all of them are/were manufactured in town here. Don't have a clue as to what it was once used for. Could be about anything I suppose.

    The anchors themselves are typically used to hold up utility poles, but coulda been used to anchor a floating structure or something of that nature???
     
  4. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    I've seen some big balls attached to those before. I thing they were used to hold markers bouys for the barges, but just a guess.
     
  5. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    I'm just gonna walk away and not run with this one.:eek:oooh::eek:oooh::eek:oooh::eek:oooh: It hurts but I'm gonna do it!:eek:oooh::eek:oooh::eek:oooh:
     
  6. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    next time i am down there i am going to see if i can pull it out and if anything is attached to it. never thought of using it for a fence, or telephone pole.
     
  7. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    Get a metal rod of some sort, and twist it out...if you're gonna remove it. Hard to tell how long it is. Could be 4 or 5 feet long, could be 10. If the ground is too soft, or if it's locked into a plate, it won't budge no matter what you do. Just FYI.:big_smile:
     
  8. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Mike ,I have installed those anchors many times in the past. Believe me ,You will be in for work trying to get it out . ,less ya got a pair ov very long posthole diggers. They have a cone shaped plate on the bottom that is flattened out in the hole to dig into the sides. and most of them are at least 8 feet long.