FLYING FISH – Schooner 1860

FLYING FISH – Schooner 1860

$272

Dispatched by March 29, 2024
Skill Level

Scale

1 to 50

Length

29-1/2" (745mm)

Height

23" (585mm)

Manufacturer

Corel

SKU

COSM19

Flying Fish Schooner 1860 Model Ship Kit – Corel (SM19)

The Flying Fish Schooner 1860 Model Ship Kit is manufactured by Corel Model Ship Kits & Corel Model Boat Kits. Corel Model Ships are historically accurate and all ship model kits contain the highest quality parts, cast metal fittings and photo-etched brass parts, and the best available timbers. Wherever possible all parts are pre-cut and ready for assembly.

History of the Flying Fish Schooner 1860

The FLYING FISH – Schooner 1860 was designed by Jeremiah Burnham, the famous shipbuilder, and was launched in Essex, Massachusetts, in 1860. For more than 20 years the Flying Fish was the most representative ship of the market schooner class and was taken as a model by shipbuilders of the time.

Because of its unusual construction features and huge sail area, the Flying Fish was one of the fastest schooners in the Gloucester fishing fleet and these unique characteristics made it capable of carrying the catch of fish from the famous Grand Banks to the ports where it was sold with the obvious advantages of reaching the market first. These schooner races were immortalized in the film ‘Captains Courageous’ based on Rudyard Kipling’s celebrated novel.

Even though the desire to reach the markets first caused ship owners to ask for ever faster schooners the general arrangement of deck equipment was strictly standardized as were the colour used in observance of a well defined tradition such as black hull, white wale and rail, olive-green bulwarks, red transom with white or gold lettering and the same for the bow stem.

Skill Level

Scale

1 to 50

Length

29-1/2" (745mm)

Height

23" (585mm)

Manufacturer

Corel

SKU

COSM19

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