Model of the pilot boat Pinky Dove of 1875

 

Model of the pilot boat Pinky Dove of 1875

 

 

Scale 1 : 20, length 75 cm, width 21 cm, height 26 cm (including stand)
More photos: of entire ship, of details. Click on the photos for high resolution pictures!
Price 400 Euro, plus transport cost

 

    

The pilot boat Pinky Dove of 1875

   

Pinky schooners were a common type of New England fishing vessel that sailed out of local Cape Ann harbors from the early eighteenth century through the early twentieth century. In 1839, there were 64 registered pinky schooners out of the Cape Ann and its district. Pinkies were generally smaller vessels from which men fished over the side but they were also known for their seaworthiness (source: Harold Burnham).
 

This pinky was built for fishing but was employed as a Bay of Fundy pilot boat at Eastport and was noted for her sailing qualities. It was designed and built by S. Baltzler in 1875 at Minas basin in Nova Scotia. The owner was Captain James George, a pilot.

The plans were drawn from the builder’s half-hull model and the construction and sail plans owned by his son, an accomplished boat builder who intended to build a duplicate of the Dove but died before he could begin construction.

Dimensions:
Hull length   13.80 m
Beam  3.96 m
Depth of hull  1.91 m

 

The Pinky Dove model, photos, description and dimensions
  

This model was built by J.P. van den Heuvel in 1987 with the intentions to show the framing and parts of the planking only. Different sorts of woods were used to clearly indicate each frame and plank.
Full plans, scantlings and history of this ship can be found in the book “The American Fishing Schooners 1825 – 1935” by Howard I. Chapelle, Norton & Company, New York 1973, ISBN 0-393-031233.
 

There are several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions, and several closer views of the hull.

 

This model was built in all of the timberwork like a real ship. The model is a masterpiece.

The model is 1 : 20 scale. Length over all is 75 cm, width is 21 cm, height is 26 cm (model stand included).

 
Price of the ship model and transport
 

The price of the model is 400 Euro, plus transport cost.

  
The ship model was made by Jan van den Heuvel. Please contact him, if you are interested in the ship model.
Jan van den Heuvel, Spuikompark 16, 4553 BD Philippine, Netherlands
Tel. +31 115 491495, email: truus.vd.heuvel@planet.nl .

 

Transport: If you live close by, picking up the model with your car may be the best way.
If needed, the ship model can be secured in a transport box. This way, delivery by truck or air cargo over long distances can be safely done.