Rhine river barges
The river barges of the northern Rhine river area in Holland and Germany were developed since 16th century. They were called Aak in Dutch and German. The ships usually had large rudder blades and a certain shape of the bow.
The masts were used to set sails (when sailing downriver) or to fasten the hauling rope (when going upstream). By the end of 19th century the upstream hauling by people or horses was replaced by tug boats with steam engines.
One of the largest shipping companies in cargo transport on the Rhine was Haniel Reederei GmbH. The ships of that company had a green-white-black pennant.
The Rhine river barge model, photos, description and dimensions
The model is set on a birch tree board that still has some bark. That is to represent the bank of a river or canal, as the barges mostly sailed close to them on hauling or moving in the narrow canals or rivers (except for the Rhine river). The mast flies the Haniel pennant. A boat is in tow.
The finely worked, detailed ship model
is a masterpiece. It is 1 : 60 scale.
Length is 61 cm, width 20 cm (dimension of the board), height 36 cm.
The ship can be taken from the board, e.g. for transport.
Price of the ship model and transport
The price of the model is 1500 Euro, plus transport cost.
Transport: The ship model can be secured in a transport box. This way,
truck or air cargo over long distances can be safely done.
If you live close by, picking up the model with your car may be a good way, too.
The ship model is available at my showroom in Recklinghausen. Here is information on how to order a ship model and how the transport can be arranged.
Please contact me, if you are
interested in the ship model.
Dr. Michael Czytko, Kuehlstr. 31, D-45659 Recklinghausen, Germany,
Tel. +49 2361 59757, email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you come by car, it is easy to find my home.