Anchor from the blockade runner 'Modern Greece', Fort Fisher, from the The Official Tourism Development Authority for New Hanover County.
On the more advanced Clydebuilt blockade runners (the Fergus, for example), how was the anchor raised, by steam or by manpower?
And I assume that the anchor was attached to chain, or were they still using Hempen lines?
On this (most excellent) models of the Fergus, I can't recognize evidence of the answer, one way or another.
Model of the Fergus from Cowan's Auctions website: