Brooklyn Heights

Montague Street anchor away, but maybe not for long

Heights landmark looking for a new home

May 26, 2015 By Claude Scales Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The now vacant space in front of 76 Montague St. where the anchor had sat since 1981. Eagle photos by Claude Scales
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If you walked on Montague Street between Hicks Street and Montague Terrace/Pierrepont Place on Saturday, you may have noticed that the large iron anchor, a fixture in front of 76 Montague St. since 1981, is gone.

At 6:30 that morning, it was loaded onto a truck trailer for a journey to a shipyard on Staten Island. The owner of the yard has graciously agreed to store the anchor for free until a new permanent site can be found for it. As the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported earlier, Friend of a Farmer, the restaurant moving into 76 Montague St., which needed the space occupied by the anchor for outdoor seating, has kindly offered to provide refreshments at a “farewell to the anchor” party, which will serve as an opportunity to raise funds to defray the cost of transporting the anchor back and installing it in a new location in Brooklyn Heights, likely on the Promenade.

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