Caulking Iron, Popham Colony, ca. 1607
Contributed by Maine State Museum
A small caulking iron was found on the floor of the storehouse at the Popham Colony.
Caulking irons were used to put caulking between the planks of a ship in order to make it water tight. This is the most tangible evidence of the pinnace, Virginia, which was built at the Popham Colony.
The caulking iron is badly rusted, but kept enough of its shape so it would be recognizable. It is 13 cm. long and 5 cm wide.
- Title: Caulking Iron, Popham Colony, ca. 1607
- Creation Date: circa 1607
- Subject Date: circa 1607
- Local Name: Popham
- Town: Phippsburg
- County: Sagadahoc
- State: ME
- Media: Iron
- Dimensions (cm): 15 x 5
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine State Museum
83 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
North America--Discovery and exploration
Forts & fortification--Maine--Phippsburg
Ships--Equipment and supplies
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.