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Vintage Solid Brass Pull Handle, Twin Capes Ferry - Nautical Salvage, 29"

SKU:
EBRAS
$85.00
Shipping:
Included

Description

This beautiful brass handle was salvaged from the MV Twin Capes, a ferry that traveled between Delaware and New Jersey on the Delaware Bay. This handle carries the history of the ferry and her passengers who traveled on the bay from 1975, until she was retired from service in 2013. 5 years later, she was scuttled to the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean as a new home for marine life and to join an offshore artificial reef project.

This solid, round, brass handle measures 28.8". The handle includes brass fasteners; each end of the handle has a brass "nut" for mounting on glass, where both sides of the piece would be visible. A ½" spacer on the threaded mounting section of the handle protects the item that this would be mounted to from damage.

Condition: Very good. Some surface scuffs and scratches as expected with age and use.

History:
This handle was salvaged from the MV Twin Capes, a ferry that traveled between Lewes, Delaware and Cape May, New Jersey on the Delaware Bay. The MV Twin Capes was in operation from 1975 to 2013 when it was retired from service. Between 1994 and 1996, this ferry underwent an extensive, $27 million, renovation project, resulting in the classification of the Twin Capes as a miniature cruise ship.
In 2010, due to a decrease in ridership, the ferry was announced for sale by the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) and later made its final voyage in summer of 2013.
On July 20, 2017, the Twin Capes was towed out of the Cape May Terminal to be stripped and salvaged. She was finally scuttled on June 15, 2018, in the North Atlantic Ocean and became part of the Del-Jersey-Land Inshore Artificial Reef, an artificial reef system to promoter a healthier marine habitat.

The MV Twin Capes and items salvaged from it are featured in Season 9, Episodes 4 and 5, of the DiY Network show, "Salvage Dawgs".

Weight: 7 lbs
Item Measurements: 28.8(L) x 3.8(W) x 1(H)

Extra Information

Type:
Vintage