Ship model pilot boat PHANTOM
The New York pilot boat PHANTOM was built 1868 in East Boston. Till the
beginning of the 20th century schooners like this were used in active
service. The ship model is made with the US flag of these years (48
stars) and the pilot boat flag H at the foremast. In David R MacGregor's
book, "The Schooner, Its Design and Development from 1600 to the
literature and links) a sail plan of the PHANTOM and rigging details
are given on page 166.
Please take your time to have a good look at the set of photos of the
boat model. There are
several views of the entire model and of details. If you click on a
photo you will get that photo in high resolution. Only these high
resolution photographs show how much work and handicraft ability were
put in the model. (If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer or Firefox,
press F11 to minimize navigation bars and have a larger screen with the
Very much effort had been put into making the hull of elm wood. The boat
model is 1 : 30 scale. Length is 109 cm, width 23 cm, height 108 cm.
This model has been already sold. The pictures and the data are shown in
gallery of the ship models sold only to let enthusiasts and model
makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone
builds such a model by himself.