Ship model Maine Peapod Fishing Boat of late 19th century


Model of a Maine Peapod Fishing Boat of late 19th century



Scale 1 : 10, length 50 cm, width 16 cm, height 12 cm
More photos. Click on the photos for high resolution pictures!
Price 700 Euro, plus transport cost


The Maine peapod as a fishing boat

The Maine peapod was a double-ended rowing and sailing boat used in fishing. In the 1880s these boats were built carvel and clinker. Popular length of the ships was about 15 feet. They were planked with local cedar, the frames made from oak. They were used mostly in lobstering among the ledges were larger boats could not be ventured.
They often had a small spritsail to help getting to the fishing ground. Under sail the boat was steered with an oar.

Construction, plans and use of the Maine peapod are given in the book by Howard I. Chapelle, American Small Sailing Craft, W W Norton & Co Inc, New York and London 1951, ISBN 0393031438.


The peapod model, photos, description and dimensions

The ship model was built in pear and walnut according to plans in the book by Chapelle (see above).
There are more pictures, views of the entire ship model and closer views of details. Click images to enlarge!


This model of the Maine peapod was built by Rainer Wedel, Geestland, Germany. He is model maker at the Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum (Maritime Museum of Germany) in Bremerhaven.

The peapod is a very beautiful, fine piece of work, a true master piece.
The boat model is 1 : 10 scale. Length is 50 cm, width 16 cm, height 12 cm (including stand). The model can be taken out of the stand, e.g. for transport.

Price of the ship model and transport

The price of the model is 700 Euro, plus transport cost.

Transport: The ship model can be easily shipped in a transport box.
The ship model is available from the builder, Mr. Rainer Wedel, Grasacker 10, 27607 Geestland, Germany,
phone +49 4743 9132632,  Email: .

Please contact him, if you are interested in this model.



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