Model of a Providence River Boat of 1875


Model of a Providence River Boat of 1875



Scale 1 : 10, length 38 cm, width 17 cm, height 13 cm
More photos. Click on the photos for high resolution pictures!
Price 600 Euro, plus transport cost


The Providence River fishing boat

On Providence River at the head of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, a small fishing boat, clinker-built, having a keel and a cat-rig with a fore sail and a gaff-sail was common in the 1870s and 1880s. The boats were built in Newport, Warren, Bristol, and Providence.

A description and plans of the  Providence River boat 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 Providence River boat 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 Providence River boat was built by Rainer Wedel, Geestland, Germany. He is model maker at the Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum (Maritime Museum of Germany) in Bremerhaven.

The boat is a very beautiful, fine piece of work, a true master piece.
The model is 1 : 10 scale. Length is 38 cm, width 17 cm, height 13 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 600 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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