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Kings County Museum


Accession number: P987.65.2
Date: 1672 – 1756
Materials: Iron (?)
Measurements: 11 cm L x 3.4 cm H x 1.1 cm ThickHeight is at the loop end which is the tallest point and thickness is at the thickest point which is the lock end (opposite to the loop end).
Narrative: One of 14 archaeological objects collected by Harcourt L. Cameron, a geology professor at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Harcourt was born in 1912 and died on October 3, 1965. These objects were a gift to Kings County Museum in June 1987 from an unknown donor. Acadia University has Harcourt's publications and some correspondance related to his geology work. He published articles on geology, archaeology, photogrammetry, and Nova Scotia historic sites. Sable Island, sometimes called the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" and Grand Pre were two of his areas of interest. There are 5 objects each from Sable Island and Beaubassin, 2 from Fort Lawrence, and 1 each from Barrachois Narrows and the Habitation (Port Royal).

Key with large loop at one end and with patches of dark and light brown flaking due to corrosion products.  Some minor shiny patches.