|Ship name||Pinky Dove|
|Scale||1 : 20|
|Height||26 cm (including stand)|
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Pinky schooners were popular New England fishing vessels. They sailed out of local Cape Ann harbors from the early 1700s till early twentieth century were known for their seaworthiness (source: Harold Burnham). As they usually were smaller vessels, the crew fished over the side.
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.
Hull length 13.80 m
Beam 3.96 m
Depth of hull 1.91 m
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).
This model has already been sold. The pictures and the data are shown in the gallery of the ship models sold only to let enthusiasts and model makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone builds such a model by himself.