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The Anchors of Spohr Gardens Along Frozen Oyster Pond – Slideshow

Spohr Garden February
Written by Brian Tarcy

FALMOUTH – It is always nice to visit Spohr Gardens, the six-acre parcel along Oyster Pond that is known, especially, for its glorious spring flowers.

But it is not yet spring and so we found ourselves focusing on the 13 historic anchors rest atop the retaining wall of Oyster Pond.

The anchors were the collection of  Charles Spohr, who was intrigued by anchors and started collecting small anchors as a chlld.

One of the anchors, it is said, was supposedly made for the HMS Bounty. But the anchor was made incorrectly and never left shore. That anchor, the oldest one of the collection at Spohr Gardens, was made in 1760.

We liked how the light danced off the frozen water with anchors, along with an old bell, in the foreground.

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Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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