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DesBrisay Museum & Exhibition Centre

Bottle, Impossible


Accession number: 87.1.1 A-B
Category: Art
Object type: Cargo Schooner
Date: before 1987
Materials: GLASS; WOOD
Measurements: 31 cm L x 9.5 cm Diameter
Marks/Label: ON BOTTOM OF STAND IS DESCRIPTION OF ORIGINAL BOAT AND SOURCE INFORMATION AS FOLLOWS:  THREE MASTED CARGO SCHOONER, DANIEL GETSON, DIMENSIONS 122.6 X 32 X 11.6 DIMENSIONS 295 BUILT 1917 BRIDGEWATER, N.S. CAPT. DANIEL GETSON. HAND MADE BY EBER RAFUSE, 44 LAHAVE STREET, BRIDGEWATER, N.S. LUN. CO. B4V 2T5
Group: MODEL
Vessel Name: DANIEL GETSON
Subject: LUNENBURG COUNTY, PEOPLE, C. EBER RAFUSE, SHIPS, DANIEL GETSON, CARGO SCHOONER
Narrative: C. EBER RAFUSE WAS BORN IN 1913 IN CONQUERALL BANK, LUNENBURG COUNTY, NOVA SCOTIA, THE SON OF CHARLES AND LAVINIA (HAINES) RAFUSE.  HE WAS AN ELECTRICIAN UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT. RAFUSE WAS ALSO WELL KNOWN FOR HIS HOBBY OF PUTTING BOATS IN BOTTLES.  MARRIED TO MARJORIE AND HAD TWO SONS, CHARLES AND BRIAN. LIVED ON LAHAVE STREET, BRIDGEWATER.  RAFUSE DIED 12 JUNE 1991 AND IS BURIED IN BROOKSIDE CEMETERY, BRIDGEWATER.
Description: (A) MODEL OF DANIEL GETSON, CARGO SCHOONER IN CLEAR GLASS BOTTLE WITH (B) BLACK SCREW CAP. HULL IS WHITE AND SHIP IS SET AGAINST BACKDROP OF BLUE SKY. BOTTLE IS ATTACHED TO BROWN WOODEN STAND. ON BOTTOM OF STAND IS DESCRIPTION OF ORIGINAL BOAT AND SOURCE INFORMATION.  HAND MADE BY EBER RAFUSE.
History of Use: MADE BY SHIP IN BOTTLE MAKER, EBER RAFUSE OF BRIDGEWATER, N.S.