Model, Boat
Model, Boat
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Chestico Museum

Model, Boat

Accession number: CMA 01-02
Category: Other Documents
Date: before 2001
Materials: wood; paint; string; glass; metal; plastic
Measurements: 84.3 cm L x 28.3 cm W x 33.2 cm H
Narrative: This model is of an open-hulled fishing boat used in the Port Hood area until the 1930s. The boat would have been used for inshore fishing; the boat could be outfitted with sails but could also be rowed when the wind was low. This style of boat became less used following the addition of the gasoline engine. Prior to the adoption of power motors, boat design varied across the province with widespread local adaptations. Subsequent to the incorporation of engines, boat design became much more restricted; the hulls became double ended with tapered points and a covered cabin was soon added. Boats became wider and flatter to accommodate the engine.

A white and green model boat in a rectangular glass case. The boat is flat along the top, the hull is v-shaped and the back is flat. There is a rectangular hollow in the middle with fishing gear and other boat-related knick knacks in it.