Very nicely built by hand. This is a very nice example of Eastern Shore DE MD VA model boat builder. I sent some photos to the Chesapeake Maritime museum, in St. The following is what was sent back. I can see why you were attracted to it.
The paint looks to be in excellent shape - clean, no dust or fly specks. The person who did this had some knowledge of these boats - the bowsprit is nicely shaped. Mast and boom show some taper.
The last bottom plank extends beyond the transom. This was done to prevent the nails from splitting the board. The rail is curved around the stern. Lots of places it was nailed together. The sails and lines tell of some age - most models like this were made with muslin sails and cotton twine.The brown can be age or UV. They too look nice and clean - no dust, few fly specks. The strings are Showing age of course - usually about 50yrs or so does this. Have you looked every where for a name?
Along the keel, inside the cabin [if it is easily removeable], underside of the "lazy-board" on the davits? If done in pencil sometimes you see the impression but not the lead. I have not looked for a name. Can't tell you who made it, but i think the guy knew about real boat construction, included some details he thought were important.
Left some out if not interested. The Rosie parks is a Typical Maryland Skipjack.The celebrated Dorchester County boatbuilder Bronza Parks built. In Wingate, Maryland, side-by-side with two other skipjacks. As part of the last wave of skipjack construction in the decade after World War II. Bronzas brother, Captain Orville Parks was a waterman who owned. And named her after their mother.
Captain Orville took immense pride in his boat and raced her in the annual skipjack races at Deal Island and Sandy Point, winning more often than any of his rivals. He worked Rosie every year until his health forced him to sell the boat to the Museum in 1975; he died less than a year later. I know I cant quit. I couldnt lay home with these boats out in the river. When I quit, Im going to move away from Cambridge so I cant see the dredge boats.Collection of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. The Serious Chesapeake Collector will not want to miss this one. It's age, condition, and a model of a antique style of Boat to the Chesapeake Bay History. And I might add still floating and working taking Charters. She's a big boat for a model 38X38X10. The item "ANTIQUE LARGE 38x38X10 CHESAPEAKE SKIPJACK MODEL FOLK ART HAND BUILT BOAT" is in sale since Tuesday, April 27, 2021.
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