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Accession # SRM1982-36.5

Chart chest

19th century


There are many different sizes and styles of chests that were used for storage and the safe keeping of navigational charts. Since charts were vital for enabling the ship to stay on course a, chest was used to protect these important documents. Most chests were labeled with the ship's name for easy identification.




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