The BaltimoreTugboat Handcrafted Wooden Boat Model. Beautifully hand-crafted and RARE, with brass fittings throughout. A wooden model replica of the Historic steam-powered'Baltimore' tugboat. This model commemorates America's oldest operating steam tugboat.
All parts appear to be intact. Appears vintage with some vintage, age related wear and scuffing.
There are two small filled wood putty? Depressions on the deck floor in front of the smoke stack.
18.5 inches long, 4.75 inches wide, and 10.25 inches tall. Price is based on rarity and condition. The Baltimore is a preserved steam-powered tugboat, built in 1906 by the Skinner Shipbuilding Company of Baltimore, Md. She is formerly the oldest operating steam tugboat in the United States, but at present does not hold an operating license issued by the US Coast Guard, so is unable to leave her dock at the Baltimore Museum of Industry on Key Highway, Baltimore. Her hull is not capable of operating on open water.
Baltimore was built and operated as a harbor inspection tug, capable of acting as a municipal tugboat for city barges, as well as an official welcoming vessel and VIP launch, an auxiliary fireboat, and as a light icebreaker. She was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1993. And is part of the Baltimore Museum of History. The Baltimore and Chesapeake Steamboat Co. A nonprofit organization, was established to maintain the tugboat.The Baltimore acted as a general-purpose harbor vessel, taking on roles as needed in her capacity as a representative of the city. The tug took on school tours, carried VIPs and attended ceremonies. The city took advantage of the repair period to replace Baltimore's boiler. In her capacity as an official welcoming vessel for the City of Baltimore, Baltimore met the German unarmed merchant Submarine Deut schland on her first voyage to America, prior to the United States' entry into World War I. Baltimore and the city quarantine tug Thomas F. Timmins patrolled the vicinity of Deutschland's berth to ensure American neutrality. In 1956 the Baltimore Harbor Board was dissolved and its assets, including Baltimore, transferred to the Maryland Port Authorioty. Owner of Baltimore's Poe Bookstore. DuPont, who had her repaired and certified as a steam yacht. In 1979 Baltimore sank at her dock on the Sassafras River in fifteen feet of water. In 1981 DuPont offered the tug to the Baltimore Museum of Industry. After several tries the tug was raised, and has been undergoing repair and conservation ever since.
In 2009 the project was awarded federal funding for further restoration work, and additional funding in 2011 through a Maryland Heritage Areas Authority grant. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats & Ships". The seller is "schifftirejoe01" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped to United States.