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Measurements:
overall: 20 in x 17 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in; 50.8 cm x 44.45 cm x 16.51 cm
Object Name:
ship model
skiff, chinoteague, rigged model
Date made:
1963
Description:
This model represents a skiff, a type of sailboat used in Sinepuxent Bay, an inland waterway in Maryland. V-bottomed skiffs were built on Chincoteague Island by three different boat builders. This type of watercraft was used for fishing, as well as catching crab and oysters. They were commonly manned by two people, but could also be sailed singlehanded. The model represents a skiff constructed in 1905 about 20 feet long and 8 feet in beam. The model was built in 1963 by John W. Parker from plans at the Smithsonian.
Subject:
Maritime  Search this
ID Number:
TR.322466
Accession number:
247836
Catalog number:
322466
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Ship Models
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_998398