Overall: 35 3/4 x 1 in. ( 90.8 x 2.5 cm )
Wooden cane with straight, tapered shaft; brass knob handle engraved with image of a sinking sailing ship; carving on upper portion of shaft; brass eyelets; and metal ferrule.
Gift of Mrs. Leland E. Coffer
engraved: on knob: "(unknown word)/of the/wreck/of the/Royal George/sunk/1782/raised 1840."
According to accession records, this cane was made from the timber of the Royal George, part of Lord Howe's fleet which was outfitting at Spit Head to go to the relief of Gibraltar, sprang a leak, turned over and sank with 800 persons.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.