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:
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
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.
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).