Herreshoff #190421es [Dinghy for #621s Margaret]
Type: Coquina rowboat
Designed by: NGH
Job No.: 2989
LOA: 10' 0" (3.05m)
Rig: None (rowboat)
Centerboard: No centerboard
Built for: Tuttle, G. M. [George C.?]
Note(s): Vessel information is primarily but not exclusively from the HMCo Construction Record. Supplementary information when not cited here usually appears elsewhere in this record with a complete citation.
Model number: 4
Model location: H.M.M. Model Room East Wall
Vessels from this model:
30 built, modeled by NGH
Original text on model:
"COQUINA 1889 #404 1888
COQUINA 2nd 1892 #419
1896 #474 19 [sic, i.e. 16] 1\2 ft
Hull 279 centerboard rudder 10 oars 8
3 333 / 30 / 13 / 120 \ ballast & rig 140 310 \ 686." (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)
"#404 Coquina, 16'8" loa sailboat of 1889. Also used for #419 Coquina II of 1892 and, with modifications, for #474 Dude of 1896. See also first model for Coquina, seq 1225, not used." (Source: Bray, Maynard. 2004.)
Model 1225 by NGH (1889?); sail, not built
Note: Vessels that appear in the records as not built, a cancelled contract, a study model, or as a model sailboat are listed but not counted in the list of vessels built from a model.
"Boat for 46ft w. l. Cutter. Herreshoff Mfg. Co. April 22, 91. Bristol, R. I. Frames made 3/4 size of Coquina, but with a different sheer line. Frame spaces, 6"; timbers 9/16" sq; planking 1/4" full cedar. Deduct in making moulds 13/16". Timbers white oak 9/16" sq, stem hackmatac. Keel 7/8" x 1 5/16"; aprox. 1/2" x 2 1/2". Stern 3/4" oak; thwarts 3/4" x 7" mahogany. Thwart stringers white oak 5/16" x 7/8". Sheer-streak white oak 3" x 7/8" x 5/16". Gunwhale stringer white oak 5/16" x 2 1/2", floor boards 5/16" cedar. Deck 5/16" cedar. Deck beams 1/2" x 1" white pine. 621 [Margaret] March 19[?] 04 [as per notes on drawing 28-27].
The day (March 19) is almost impossible to deciper. Elsewhere on the same drawing is also a reference to job number 2989, also dated March 19, 1904 and it is possible that both refer to the same dinghy. Note that the same job number 2989 was also assigned on April 17, 1904 for a [Dinghy for #621s Margaret] built and mentioned on drawing 28-28. It appears as if two dinghies were built for Margaret: A Coquina rowboat (that is mentioned twice on plan 28-27) and a Columbia sailing dinghy (that is mentioned on plan 28-27). The first was contracted for on March 19, the second on March 17, 1904. Both were assigned the job number 2989." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. October 26, 2009.)
"This vessel's contract date was determined from notes on the original plan. Plan 28-27 (formerly 75-14) from which this boat was built was drawn 1891-04-22. The vessel's job number 2989 was assigned ca. 1904-03-19. #621s Margaret (for which this vessel was built) was contracted for 1903-12. This boat's contract or building date is about 4 months after #621s Margaret was contracted for." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. October 26, 2009.)
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