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The Bell near the Anchor

by Talley Ho @, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 17:15 (22 days ago)

There is a bell at the same end of the little bay at Las Gatas, near the anchor.

What's the story about that???

The Bell near the Anchor

by HolyMole @, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 18:38 (22 days ago) @ Talley Ho

"The Bell and Anchor".
Had a cold beer in that pub once, long ago.

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The Bell near the Anchor

by Talley Ho @, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 21:04 (22 days ago) @ HolyMole

Isn't that where the 4 of us finally met for our beers?

The Bell near the Anchor

by HolyMole @, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 21:20 (22 days ago) @ Talley Ho

No, that was at "La Campana y El Ancla"

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The Bell near the Anchor

by juanrojo @, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 22:24 (22 days ago) @ HolyMole

The bell is the same as what you Talley boarders call the vent but just laying on it's side.

The large perforated concrete vessels have trunions which are protrusions that stick out sideways and form the pivots that allow the vessel to be suspended from a crane much like the pots on steel mill cranes.

The design would work to move rocks from underwater locations and then let the water drain out of the holes when raised up.

I think we were told that the vessels were used in the construction of the Las Gatas reef wall and I have professionally wrestled with big suspended pots full of red hot metal that were just like the bell in question(without the holes) so I think that's the answer, rock moving vessels.

The perforated concrete structures work very well as artificial reef structures and so would the very similar, ready made perforated concrete block structures that were bought and paid for as artificial reef but remain uninstalled across from Lety's restaurant and a few more down the street.

To find the anchor, enter the water as near the dock as is safe. Swim straight out to the wall which is seen above water while watching for boats. Turn left and you will come to the bell, continue left along the wall and the anchor can't be missed.

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The Bell near the Anchor

by Talley Ho @, Thursday, May 31, 2018, 13:44 (21 days ago) @ juanrojo

So disappointing! We were sure it was the base of an old pier piling.....:-/

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Artificial Reef

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 23:05 (22 days ago) @ Talley Ho

There is a bell at the same end of the little bay at Las Gatas, near the anchor.

What's the story about that???

It’s an artificial reef.

En el olvido, proyecto de arrecifes artificiales en Zihuatanejo