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By: Erik A.R. Ronnberg Jr. -

Built as a fisherman, but was intended to be a contender for the Dennis Trophy.  Designed by W. Sterling Burgess & Frank C. Paine, and built by Arthur D. Story in Essex, MA, 1923.  She sailed for Halifax and the races in the same year, giving the favorite Bluenose a stiff challenge.  The 141’ Columbia was lost with all hands in the great gale of August 24, 1927. The model is constructed on a waterline lift hull method of basswood, scribed-in hull planking, built-up bulwarks, detailed iron work & fittings, delicately rigged with linen, stay sail, and is authentically painted and fitted out with hand-lining dories & crew for the Halibut & Cod fisheries of May - June 1923.  The full hull model is artistically presented under a staysail configuration on an elevated sculpted hand painted sea, which allows one to view beneath the water and envision the fishing process. Dorymen are about the vessel with one unloading its catch of Halibut. Various hand fashioned and painted work-action crew are working in specific vignettes.  Includes a glazed cover trimmed in brass with a mahogany baseboard and two cast engraved plaques.

Model type: Fishing, Sail
Scale: 1/8" = 1'
Size: 21 1/2” L x 21 1/2" H x 10 1/4" W
Class: A
Code: FSH 3600

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