Crow's Nest Tower, Nautical Salvage, 32 Foot Tall Lookout Tower



This nautical lookout tower, or "Crow's Nest" was salvaged from the Twin Capes Ferry that traveled between Delaware and New Jersey from 1975-2013. It stands 31.3 feet tall with a viewing platform/basket at approximately 28 feet in height. The tower is constructed of a 9" aluminum alloy post and 2 stabilizers. A built-in 25 rung ladder with teak treads lead to the crow's nest.

The platform is 3 feet' tall, with a 2-tier nautical, metal, lantern-style post light with aged copper patina is situated. This light atop the tower has a clear, glass globe on each of the 2 tiers. A curved reflector, mounted on the rear half of the light, allows 180° of light projection.

The lower portion of the pole has 2 hand-crank winches with steel cabling for adjustment of tension of stabilizers and other rigging needs. The 2 stabilizers are also composed of aluminum alloy. They are 24.5' tall and have holes at each end for the aforementioned steel cable rigging as well as fastening.

Condition: Sturdy post and rungs. The finish on the treads is wearing off due to exposure to weather, but since the treads are teak, the wood will not degrade anytime soon. The top portion of this piece has a chipped black paint finish, the lower portion has chipping white paint.

Shipping: The cost of shipping is included in the price. The customer would need to provide a forklift for unloading at delivery. HISTORY: This crow's nest 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. The MV Twin Capes was towed out of Cape May in 2017 to be stripped and salvaged. She was scuttled on June 15, 2018 in the Atlantic Ocean about 33 nautical miles (61 km) from Cape May, New Jersey, to form an artificial reef.
Her wreck now joins several other retired ships that form the acclaimed Del-Jersey-Land Inshore Reef, an artificial reef system created to promote 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: 1000 lbs.
Item Measurements: 39.5(L) x 39.5(W) x 376(H)

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