Coastal barges at the German North Sea coast
Since about 1700 a certain flat-bottomed barge type, called Ewer, was developed for coastal transport and fishing. Many had two masts that carried gaff sails. They were used in Germany, Holland and Denmark. 2000 ships of that type were built in 19th century Germany, at that time the most popular type of sailing barges.
There is a 1864 painting of Hamburg Ewer called "Courier" (painter: H. P. Lüdders, Finkenwerder) that shows a hull and rigging very close to this ship. Therefore the ship can be dated to around 1860.
At the stern the ship's name, ELISABETH, and the home port of the ship, Blankenese, are shown. Blankenese was a well known Elbe river port somewhat downstream of Hamburg.
The coastal barge model, photos, description and dimensions
The coastal barge model shows all the characteristics of an Ewer, the flat bottom, leeboards, gaff sails. There are several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions, and several closer views of hull, deck and rigging. Click images to enlarge!
The finely worked, detailed ship model is 1 :
Length is 107 cm, width 26 cm, height 95 cm.
The ship can be taken out of the stand, e.g. for transport.
Price of the ship model and transport
The price of the model is 1700 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.