MS Ayer

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By: Erik A.R. Ronnberg Jr.

Launched in 1882 at the Burnham Shipyard, Essex, Massachusetts, she was a ‘clipper’-bowed type fishing schooner from an original half model design by Willard A. Burnham. This vessel was one of three matching schooners built for John Wonson of East Gloucester. This well researched and beautifully made model depicts the schooner at the beginning of her career as a George’s Bank hand-line fisherman. The model is constructed on a waterline lift hull method of basswood, scribed-in hull planking, built-up bulwarks, detailed iron work & fittings, hand painted work-action figures, delicately rigged with linen, set stay sail, and is authentically painted and fitted out for the Cod fishery. She is presented on an elevated sculpted hand painted sea which allows one to see beneath the water and envision the fishing process. The waterline display is set into a mahogany frame with a glazed cover trimmed in brass.

Model type: Fishing, Sail
Scale: 1/8" = 1' Scale
Size: 25 1/2" x 9 3/8" x 20 3/8"
Class: A
Code: FSH 2400

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