|Ship name||Canal ship peat transporter|
|Scale||1 : 30|
|Photos 1||Total views|
|Photos 2||Views of details|
|Transport cost||Please inquire|
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The use of peat as fuel has a long tradition in Holland and northern Germany. The excavated peat was dried in the harvesting areas, cut and then brought to customers. Until the 19th century, canal ships were used for this that could also be poled when there was no or adverse wind. The spritsail rigging was advantageous because the sprit could also be used as a crane for taking on cargo.
The canal ship shows the characteristics of a flat-bottomed ship, the type that was used on rivers and canals for cargo transport. The rigging is worked out in detail with sails. The devices for using the sprit as a crane are all shown.
This model of a canal ship is a very beautiful, fine piece of work, a masterpiece. The ship model is 1 : 30 scale. Length is 60 cm, width 16 cm, height 60 cm.
The ship model looks best without a separate stand.
The price of the model is 1800 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.
If you come by car, it is easy to find my home.