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Salvaged Nautical Porthole Window - Decommissioned 1975 Ferry Boat Portlight

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$374.99
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Description

This porthole window was salvaged from the MV Twin Capes, a ferry that traveled between Delaware and New Jersey on the Delaware Bay. This porthole carries the history of the ferry and her passengers who traveled on the bay from 1975, until she was retired from service in 2013. Five 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 salvaged porthole features a 22.5" tinted, marine-grade glass window in a stainless steel frame. There are 4 components: the glass, rubber gasket, stainless-steel frame, and stainless-steel trim ring.

The tinted glass was manufactured by Danish companies Dubrit, and C.C. Jensen. It is double glazed, marine standard glass that consists of 2, 5/8" thick, glass discs layered together, resulting in a strong, 1 ¼" pane of glass with a diameter of 22 ½", and roughly 20" when in the frame. The stainless-steel frame has a diameter of 28", with varying depth.This piece is currently disassembled and does not include the original exterior frame.

Condition: Minor surface scuffs and surface tarnish as expected with age and use.

History: This porthole 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.

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: 40 lbs.
Item Measurements: 28(L) x 9.5(W) x 28(H)

Extra Information

Type:
Vintage