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Baltimore Clipper Harvey

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Baltimore Clipper Model Ship Now on Sale 

The Harvey was built in 1847 in the state of Maryland. She was an able sailer working out of the port of Galveston Texas. At the turn out the Century she was making several voyages a year between Galveston and the ancient Jewish port of Jaffa which at the time was still under the Ottaman empire. Her main cargo was hemp used to make ropes for the rigging of ships. She exemplified this class of roving privateers, overtaking and capturing British merchantmen laden with cargo to support the British expeditionary forces then attempting to recapture the former colonies. She had a successful career, first as a warrior and then as a cargo carrier. She displaced about 225 tons, and had a length of 97 feet, a width of 25 feet and a depth of less than 11 feet. With the end of the war, transatlantic trade resumed, and the Baltimore clipper evolved over the next 30 years to take the form of larger cargo carrying packets. These had similar hull lines and were longer, slimmer, and faster than older merchant ships.
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Lady Washington Under Sails
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Historical Note:
The original Lady Washington was a 90 ton merchant sloop that participated in the fur and pelt trade with the coastal Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest as well as tea and porcelain across the Pacific in China. She was the first American vessel to sail around Cape Horn as well as the first American vessel to reach Japan. Lady Washington was originally captained by Robert Gray and then later John Kendrick, where she was refitted as a brig. She became the first American vessel to reach the island of Japan in an unsuccessful attempt to move some unsold pelts. The Lady remained in the Pacific trade and eventually foundered in the Philippines in 1798. Today, a replica of Lady Washington was built for the 1989 Washington State Centennial celebrations and sails along the Pacific Coast, providing tours to educate students of the lifestyle and history of merchant trading.
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AMERICA’S CUP FAMOUS “RELIANCE”

 

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 America's Cup Reliance

Now you can own a piece of History America’s Cup “Reliance” Yacht Model

History

Reliance was the 1903 America’s Cup defender, the fourth America’s Cup defender from the famous designer Nat Herreshoff, and reportedly the largest gaff-rigged cutter ever built.

Reliance passing the Brenton Reef light ship at high speed, 1903. Photograph by Nanthaniel L. Stebbins.
Her design took advantage of a loophole in the contemporary ’90-foot’ rule, to produce a vessel with long overhangs at each end, so that when she |heeled over, her waterline length (and therefore her speed) increased dramatically

Reliance was one of the earliest pure large racing yachts; she was completely unfinished below deck, with exposed frames. She was also the first to employ winches (below deck), in an era when her competitors relied on sheer man-power.

Crew of Reliance

Her sail plan was massive: from the tip of her bowsprit to the end of her 108 foot (32.9 m) boom, she measured 201 feet (61.2 m), and the tip of her mast was 199 feet (60.7 m) above the water (the height of a 20-story building). Everything else was to an equally gargantuan scale; her spinnaker pole was 84 feet (25.6 m) long, and her total sail area, around 17,000 square feet (1600 m²), was the equivalent of 8 12 meter class yachts.

Her racing career was extraordinarily brief — and undefeated. She bested her America’s Cup challenger, Sir Thomas Lipton’s Shamrock III, designed by William Fife, in both races they actually finished (the third was called off due to light air). Sadly, this magnificent vessel was broken up the very next year; the 90-foot rule which had produced such extreme, dangerous and expensive vessels was abandoned, and Reliance became obsolete.

“They tell me I have a beautiful boat. I don’t want a beautiful boat. What I want is a boat to lift the Cup — a Reliance. Give me a homely boat, the homeliest boat that was ever designed, if she is as fast as Reliance.” — Sir Thomas Lipton, after his 1903 defeat

Specifications

Reliance in drydock
Overall length: 200 ft
Length at water line: 90 ft
Beam (width): 26 ft
Draft: 20 ft
Displacement: 189 tons
Mast height: Over 200 ft
Sail area: 16,200 sq ft

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Victorious American defender of the seventh America’s Cup race” Volunteer”

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America’s Cup Yacht Model ” Volunteer”

Volunteer was the victorious American defender of the seventh America’s Cup race in 1887 against Scottish challenger Thistle.

Design

Volunteer, a centerboard compromise sloop, was designed by Edward Burgess and built by Pusey & Jones Shipbuilding Company at Wilmington, Delaware in 1887 for owner General Charles J. Paine of the New York Yacht Club.

Volunteer had an all-steel frame and hull, with a deck of white pine.

Career

Volunteer easily beat the 1886 America’s Cup defender Mayflower during the trials, and won both Cup races on September 27 and 30, 1887, against Thistle. It was skippered by Captain Hank Haff with the assistance of Captains Terry, Berry and L. Jeffreys.

Soon after the Cup races, Volunteer was bought by John Malcolm Forbes (who also owned Puritan) and was altered as a schooner in 1891. It was broken up at a New York junkyard in 1910.

 

 

 

Decorating with Sailboat Models

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Sailboat Models is the most preferred choice of decorators,  as ship models catch the fancy of almost everyone. Whether at home or in office, exact replicas of famous ships like, USS Constitution Tall Ship, RMS Titanic or America’s Cup Model can sit pretty proudly on the cupboard racks, mounted on the wall, above a fire place, office table, or even on a window sill. You can have an assortment of various boat and ship models like sail boat models, cruise ship models, pirate ship models, or even  ships in a bottle that are always a visual treat.

 

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