Each day we offer you at least one different Fact of the Day, which is usually Pirate orientated:
Fact of the Day:-
The word anchor comes from the Latin ancora/anchora meaning "bend, crook, hook." It is attached by a cable or chain to a vessel and is usually made of iron, with a long shank and two arms called flukes that curve upward and have barbs on the ends.
Anchors come in many different sizes, the sheet anchor being the largest, followed by the bower anchor. The kedge anchor is considered the smallest. Ancient anchors consisted of large stones, baskets filled with stones, sacks of sand, or logs loaded with lead, all of which held the vessel in place merely by their weight and by friction along the bottom.