Brigantine Newsboy Ship Model
Starting bid: $100.00
Item condition: New
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Start On: October 1, 2020 12:00 am
Ending On: October 10, 2020 11:59 pm
Starting Bid: $100
Donated by: Al Doucette, Whale’s Tale
Description: Model of the 1854 American Brigantine Newsboy. Handsome wood table model of one of the important small sailing ships which constituted the U.S. Merchant Marine fleet during the mid-19th century’s golden age of sailing ships. Title plaque on the base mount reads: Newsboy, 1854, Leclerc. Made in Quebec, Canada. The actual ship sailed to Europe with New England products and to the West Indies. The Brigantine Newsboy‘s keel was originally laid in Owl’s Head, Maine, by the large commercial Adams/Brown shipyard, and she would then embark on her maiden voyage in 1854. Her overall length was 110 feet, and she was mainly employed in the lively triangular trade taking lumber and manufactured goods from New England to Mediterranean ports, then transporting wine and olive oil to the West Indies, and completing the triangle loop by sailing on to New England with a cargo of sugar cane, molasses, and rum. Dimensions: 19” tall (bottom to tip of mast) and 23” wide (from tip to tip).
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